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What about screening for lung cancer?

10 Nov 2023

This article was originally posted in the Montreal Gazette.

Edison's Inadvertant Folly

9 Dec 2022

It all started in Bavaria, southern Germany, 1895. Dr. Roentgen, a physicist, noticed a spooky greenish ray seeping through the completely sealed test tube and projected onto the screen wall. What...

Flying with Film

25 Nov 2022

Film photography has risen in popularity in recent years due to its authenticity and unique aesthetic. Whether it’s the thrill of waiting for your film to be developed, or the nostalgic vibe these...


20 May 2017

During Magnetic Resonance Imaging the patient is placed inside a giant magnet and is exposed to radio waves.  Hydrogen nuclei in the body behave as tiny magnets and orient themselves with the...

Triacetone Triperoxide- the Elusive Explosive

20 Mar 2017

We have become familiar with the routine at airports. Your carry-on bags are passed through an x-ray machine after which an officer will often wipe your bag with a piece of fabric which is then...

X-Rays and Hair Removal

20 Mar 2017

In 1895 Wilhelm Roentgen made one of the most famous medical discoveries of all time when he noticed that a beam of electrons passing through a partially evacuated tube gave off invisible rays that...

Toys and Toxins

20 Mar 2017

Buying toys used to be easy. You went into a toy store, looked around and found something you liked. What mattered was whether the rubber ducky had an appealing look and feel or whether the doll...

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