Lobster Eyes & X-Rays
Did you ever think X-ray machines and lobsters had any connection? Lobsters are certainly among the animals that inspired scientists to do something incredible. It’s actually true that lobsters have amazing eyes and have what one would classify as “x-ray vision.” They have to in order to see in such murky waters they live in. Unlike human eyes, lobsters see direct reflections that can be focused on a single point. Everything is then gathered to form an image. This same trick could be used for X-ray machines and now we have the Lobster Eye X-Ray Imaging Detector or LEXID as a handheld flashlight. It can actually see through 3-inch thick steel walls!! The flashlight shoots a small stream of low-power X-rays through an object and a few then bounce back off whatever is on the other side. Homeland Security loves these things.