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Pentagon boffinry chiefs have sprung aboard the terahertz technology bandwagon which has been gathering speed in recent times. Funding is now on offer for those who can have a credible stab at making the slippery T-ray easier to generate and detect, potentially unlocking a huge techno treasure vault stuffed with goodies such as …

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Prediction: T-rays will be found to cause cancer

Everythig else causes cancer. Even nanotubes for gosh sakes.

Thus, inevitably, T-rays will be found to cause cancer. Yes, even the natural background emissions of T-rays, yep, those too.

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T rayted

Well written. :-)

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Neat!

Wow!. Neatamundo!. I make that 18% adjectives - and an amazing 27% if you include adjectival use of other parts of speech. Awesome. Journalism at its best. Herman Melville eat your heart out.

(Not including DARPA quote)

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What will we do...

... when we run out of letters of alphabets? Soon as we have passive T-ray goggles I want a pair!

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Generation , Detection

Are wl talking about detecting t-rays using very sensitive approach as is the very latest tech,

or generating them and detecting them as is the "dose of radiation less than the flight you are about to take" tech.

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Cancer

Research proves that research causes cancer in rats.

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Technology fusion

Can I have a T-ray Head-Up Display in my hydrogen-powered bot-controlled flying car please.

And a pair of those James Bond blue-tint sunglasses - T-Ray-Bans?

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Latest research shows...

that researchers will claim anything that gets them funding.

Paris because this icon isn't nearly overused enough.

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Best description yet!

"DARPA, the poorly-integrated, troubling, erratically brilliant bulge-headed mutant child of the US military establishment."

There should be awards for this kind of descriptive ability.

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@Best description yet!

There are rewards. You get a cushy job at The Register.

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Slow moving technology.

Something I did in my last job (~10 years ago) involved building waveguides for THz systems. It's about the only thing I did there that hasn't been made mainstream by the Chinese since.

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@Phil the Geek

euwgh that's icky

How long before you saw something and felt compelled to gouge out your eye's with a spoon.

All things considered I think I will stick to my imagination for those occasions that this device would be useful, at least I have control over that.

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Best description yet! @ Micheal

"DARPA, the poorly-integrated, troubling, erratically brilliant bulge-headed mutant child of the US military establishment."

There should be awards for this kind of descriptive ability.

Personally I would have included Teflon in the description somewhere.

Paris because she likes a bulging head so I hear.

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Re: Prediction: T-rays will be found to cause cancer

Every type of particle has a half-life and when decaying releases radiation.

Ergo, having a physical form causes cancer.

Bugger.

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Coat

Acres of high-class Renaissance-era pornorotica

Maybe now we'll get to see why ol' Lisa is smiling so apathetically...

Mine's the one with the 50s-era x-ray glasses in the pocket.

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Aliens in my tea..

You guys realy do write some rubbish sometimes. I mean, sub-millimeter waves, which you admit are almost impossible to use given existing tech, are suddenly important in finding the Holy Grail and sheding light on the existence of Jesus' girlfriend.

Really, you guys are the end. If alien stories were more fashionable, you would write stories about crop circles and how they appear on google maps. Oops, you already do.

I suppose that's what happens when you try to make a boring IT week a bit more interesting. Haha.

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@Aliens in my tea..

Playing hard to get, Hate2Register? Lovers never ever do that.

There's some Real Hot CodeXXXX being Hosted on El Reg ...... QuITe Pioneering too, and obviously Understated as you appear not to have noticed IT.

Although one may have to consider that is ITs Astute Stealth ProgramMIng

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"A title is required"

@Hate2Register

"finding the Holy Grail and sheding light on the existence of Jesus' girlfriend"

---> And here I was thinking they were one and the same ;)

"unlocking a huge techno treasure vault stuffed with goodies such as unused wireless spectrum"

<--- Places bid.

"more on the lines of the slightly dodgy-looking blue tinted jobs employed by James Bond in the The World Is Not Enough"

--->Still pushing for red tint, but then again Fuion is no James Bond.

"though fairly short-range unless it could be used mainly in the upper atmosphere"

<--- Waiting for spaceship shuttle/pickup in my front yard...

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Happy

just got my pair

Now where's that moderatrix?

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