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1895: X-rays Discovered  
On November 8, 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen described the electromagnetic rays he had discovered as “X-rays”. With the help of this special type of short-wave radiation, Röntgen was able to illuminate the inside of the human body. The rays, which were subsequently named after him in German, “Röntgenstrahlen”, would revolutionize modern medicine.


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On November 8, 1895, the German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen made a sensational discovery. What was it?
  X-rays
  Microwave
  Short wave radio
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