X-Message-Number: 21991
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 10:43:01 -0700
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: Star Trek-esque hand held scanners now.


Hand-held X-ray gun
Carbon nanotubes provide portable, low-power X-ray source.
16 July 2002


Carbon nanotubes are a few millionths of a millimetre across SPL Cheap, 
portable X-ray sources could soon replace the cumbersome, fragile 
devices currently used for biomedical imaging. US scientists have 
created a hand-held prototype in which X-rays are produced by beams of 
electrons emitted from tiny filaments of pure carbon.[cont.]

And Roddenberry thought it would be the 24th century before we'd have 
such things.


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