MIT Scientists Discover X-Ray Vision . . . Sort Of

We just moved a little closer to making Superman obsolete. MIT scientists at the Lincoln Laboratory have announced that they have developed a new radar system that looks through walls using “ultrawideband multiple-input, multiple-output phased-array sensor.” For the rest of us, they developed x-ray vision!!!


The new technology allows video-like synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images of people moving behind a concrete wall. You can stand back 20 feet and look through a cinder block wall. The MIT scientists were unable to be reached at the campus and were last seen driving around the MIT sorority area.

Right now, the images are not exactly enticing. This is what a sorority shower looks like with the radar but these are very motivated people.

10 thoughts on “MIT Scientists Discover X-Ray Vision . . . Sort Of”

  1. “How long before this is turned into a search the police can use? And what will the Supreme Court say about such technology and the need for warrants? Will it be like IR cameras scanning a roof?”

    Now that it’s publicized, there’s no longer any expectation of privacy.

    The DNR in Minnesota will probably want to use it. In Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), enforcement officers could walk into ice fishing shacks and count the take. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that ice fishing shacks are homes. Now the DNR officer knocks and says, “May I come in?” The fisherman says, “No, go away.”

    Do you have pictures of various numbers of walleyes through 1/2 inch of plywood?

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  3. Yeh, it kind of makes me wonder if they can see me right now. I think I;ll just order some lead mesh and……………..Oh no! Here it comes again!

    Remember: Just because your Paranoid, Doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.

    “We got a thi-ing, and it’s called Radar Lo-ove. We got a wa-ave in the a-i-i-i-i-r….Radar Lo-ove do-do-do-do–do do do

  4. …………like I need ANYTHING else to get me paranoid…………….thanks alot!

  5. @mespo – thinking same thing. Used to see those ads in the back of comic books.

    “X-ray specs” $1.95
    MOPAS – $195M??

  6. How long before this is turned into a search the police can use? And what will the Supreme Court say about such technology and the need for warrants? Will it be like IR cameras scanning a roof?

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