EM Waves Project
By: Jakob Jackson- X-Rays
Electromagnetic Wave Smore Project
Electromagnetic Wave Chosen: X-Ray
List name of chosen EM wave
Post 5 Images with label related to the chosen EM wave(2 pts per image)
Post 1 Video that explains the chosen EM wave or uses of the chosen EM wave (incl a short description of video)
List definition of the chosen EM wave
List the wavelength range associated with the chosen EM wave
List the frequency range associated with the chosen EM wave
List 4 uses for the chosen EM wave (1 point per use)
List 2 interesting facts about the chosen EM wave (2 points per fact)
List all resources used for project
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Airport security uses X-ray images to determine if something is safe going in or out of the airport.
This space telescope uses X-Ray images to view mainly black holes throughout space. As you can see, it is very long and (in a way) looks like a tinkertoy, but it looks like this to magnify the images, making them ten times better.
Hospitals use X-Ray Imaging machines to see broken bones (etc.), and these machine help to see inside of you and fix you!
I chose to do my portion of the technology piece on X-Ray Imaging. Yes, X-Ray imaging has been around for a long time, but has it ever scanned in color? Scientists have now discovered a way to take an X-Ray image in color. The Scientist behind this amazing phenomenon is Professor Phil Butler. He works for the University of Cantenbury has given 12 million dollars to the project, and it has turned out to be a huge success. In the past, X-Ray images only were black and white. If X-Rays were in color, Doctors and Radiologists would be able to detect sources of differant type of cancer, as well as other uses such as airport security. The name of this is M.A.R.S (medipix all resolution system) This was created in July of 2007.
What could X-rays possible be used for?
- They can be used to find broken bones
- They could be used to find cancer
- They could be used as a live feed to find the source of a problem
- They could be used to find black holes and comets
Whats the Definition of X-Ray and whats its wavelength range/frequency?
Most X-rays have a wavelength range from 0.01 to 10 nanometers.
The Frequency is 3×1016 Hz to 3×1019 Hz is the frequency of an X-Ray
Whats so interesting about X-rays?
An X-ray machine works by firing a beam of electrons at a "target". If we fire the electrons with enough energy, X-rays will be produced.
ScienceAtNasa. "Tour of the EMS 07 - X-Rays." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.
"The Electromagnetic Spectrum: X-rays." The Electromagnetic Spectrum: X-rays. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.
"Observatories Across the Electromagnetic Spectrum." Observatories Across the Electromagnetic Spectrum. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014
This website explains the point of the X-ray image on a telescope, and why its so important to have it.