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What happens when radiologists revive a 115-year-old X-ray device

Now this is kind of cool. A team from the Maastricht University Medical Center revived a 115-year-old X-ray device that had been sitting in a Dutch warehouse. Wired Science reports:

Aside from a modern car battery and some wires, the researchers used only the original equipment, including an iron cylinder wrapped in wire to transfer electrical energy from one circuit to another and a glass bulb with metal electrodes at each end.

The powered up device truly looks like something out of a B-grade horror movie, as the video here shows.

Previously: Today is the 115th anniversary of the X-ray

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