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New radar could give soldiers x-ray vision

Posted on Friday, 21 October, 2011 | Comment icon 8 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Image credit: US Navy

By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

MIT students are devising a way to give humans x-ray vision using a series of signal amplifiers.

Although still in its infancy, it is hoped that this new technology will someday allow soldiers to see through the walls of buildings to check if they are occupied by hostiles before entering or to provide aid to people in urban combat zones.

"X-ray vision is possible for Superman, but in the real world, it’s a lot harder to do."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by ollyhw45 on 21 October, 2011, 10:39
wont it increase the chances of people getting cancer using x-rays just to see if people are inside a building?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Mbyte on 21 October, 2011, 17:08
wont it increase the chances of people getting cancer using x-rays just to see if people are inside a building? They aren't using actual X rays. They use the term x-ray just to describe what they are doing. They are using radio waves or the wave they use for radar
Comment icon #3 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot on 21 October, 2011, 21:16
Comment icon #4 Posted by Emperor470 on 21 October, 2011, 22:17
can they see through clothing too?
Comment icon #5 Posted by catfishyeah on 22 October, 2011, 22:47
Probably not. The waves could be just heat sensors.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Mbyte on 24 October, 2011, 3:51
Comment icon #7 Posted by Khaleid on 24 October, 2011, 5:29
Comment icon #8 Posted by xScorpinix on 30 October, 2011, 1:08
I would hope this would one day become an augmentation. I didn't ask for this.

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