Reply to post: "you can actually unroll a reel of sellotape in a vacuum to get X-rays, without DARPA"

RF pulses from dust collisions could be killing satellites

John Smith 19 Gold badge

"you can actually unroll a reel of sellotape in a vacuum to get X-rays, without DARPA"

Essentially DARPA paid to have that core process turned into a disposable package you can use on the battlefield.

I understand this has been known for decades but it was DARPA that provided the funding to turn it from a lab curiosity into a practical device. I think it's had a Register write up. It's certainly been mentioned in comments.

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