Fantastically Wrong: The Imaginary Radiation That Shocked Science and Ruined Its ‘Discoverer’

In the winter of 1903, just eight years after the monumental discovery of X-rays, a French scientist by the name of René Blondlot stumbled upon a brand new form of radiation. He called them N-rays, after his town of Nancy, perhaps because naming them R-rays after himself would have been both unwieldy and self-absorbed.



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Source: WIRED http://ift.tt/1oCpmgc

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