Portable X-Ray Cameras Now Exist For Your Pleasure/Horror
Posted by David Ozanich — 7 Mar 2011
You can throw away those novelty x-ray glasses you got from the back of a comic book because new, portable x-ray cameras are being developed. Reports New Scientist:
Although existing imaging technologies, like full-body scanners at airports, can produce similar results, this device is portable and delivers high-resolution images in real time. It's powered by a battery similar to those used in laptops so can run for several hours without needing to be recharged.
"Further down the line, we plan to develop a wide-band camera capable of producing real-time 3D or holographic images," says Zoughi, who recently won an award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his work on this device.
Not entirely sure how I feel about this. Do you want people with x-ray cameras snapping pictures of you? A whole new set of problems for today's young starlets, no doubt.