This Week in IT History: I See Right Through You

In 1895, William Roentgen discovered x-rays while experimenting with electrical effects on vacuum tubes. His wife must have been incredibly trusting of his work, as she literally lent her hand to produce the first ever x-ray. Six years later, Roentgen's discovery earned him a Nobel Prize in physics. X-rays been incredibly important in medicine but also had practical application in astronomy, as scientists determined that just about every object in the universe, particularly those in deep space, gives off x-rays.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 11/08/2010 at 11:59 AM

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