X-Ray Fluorescence Reveals Hidden Writings

Scientists are using x-ray fluorescence to uncover previously unknown writings of Archimedes hidden under gold leaf paintings.  Given Mr. Fu’s experience with x-ray fluorescence he is surprised this method had not been considered before.  Perhaps it was, but th article did not make that clear.

Still, this is a big win for physics used to help archeology.  Dr. Jones would be proud.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: