In a tour de force of office supply physics, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have shown that it is possible to produce X-rays by simply unrolling Scotch tape.
Next step: nuclear fusion.
“We’re going to do that,” said Seth J. Putterman, a professor of physics at U.C.L.A. “I think it will work.”
But first, X-rays.” —Scotch Tape Unleashes X-Ray Power - NYTimes.com
It sounded flippant. No one else could know that something caught in his throat as he spoke. Something very small and remote, like a secret.
It was strange, then, that she lay still at his heart, and didn’t smile, or retort, or embark, as only she could, on another complex, ardent, sensual triumph. It was strange and mortally comforting that, instead, she said only, ‘I’m here.’” —Gemini by Dorothy Dunnett, p. 221