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2008-10-23 10:00:23

Physicists have found an amazing discovery in a common household item: Scotch tape.  They found if you peel the popular adhesive tape off its roll in a vacuum chamber, it emits X-rays. "We were very surprised," said Juan Escobar. "The power you could get from just peeling tape was enormous." Escobar, a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, reports the work with UCLA colleagues in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. More than 50 years ago, some Russian...