He began studying x-rays in 1895. He named this form of radiation "x-radiation," the x standing for the unknown.
|Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen|
In 1896 he took the first human x-ray of his wife's hand. This excited scientific interest in this new form of radiation. In 1901 Röntgen won the first Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery.
In my search for information about x-rays, I came across an interesting mobile digital x-ray machine. It is available in a fun design to help put patients at ease. I wouldn't be at ease. I'd be too busy trying to figure out how to sneak it out of the hospital.
X is for Xylophone. A xylophone is a percussion instrument with wooden bars that are played with mallets. I love the colorful children's xylophones.
And I love watching someone playing xylophone. Or the six someones of The University of Kentucky Percussion Group.
|The University of Kentucky Percussion Group|
Giraffe #62 seems to be enjoying the music, too.