The X-Ray

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The X-ray, also called the Röntgen ray, was invented by German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1985. The x-ray is undisputedly important and is used todays at airports and sporting events to check for weapons and dangerous substances and at hospitals in order to check for fractured or broken bones, internal damage, or items lodged in the digestive system. Despite the x-ray’s numerous and various uses, it’s discovery was unintentional. Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the x-ray while experimenting with glass cathode-ray tubes and electrical currents. When Wilhelm was looked through the glass he noticed that he could see glowing pieces of barium platinocyanide, even though It was concealed inside a thick, black, cardboard box. Because he did

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