X Ray Machine

Researchers have developed a scotch tape x ray machine. Basically, “they have constructed a machine that generates x-rays by peeling up Scotch tape in a vacuum at the rate of 3 centimeters per second.” Video after the break.

The search for a better theory of triboluminescence could lead to a greater understanding of electron behavior at the interface between two surfaces exhibiting stick-slip friction like, say, earthquake faults.

[via GizmodoWired]