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Accelerators and light sources of tomorrow

Strange but true: the recently restarted Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful accelerator in the world, is the direct descendant of Thomas Edison's light bulb. The light bulb was invented before electrons were discovered but nevertheless led to the first vacuum tubes, which for a long time were the principal means of accelerating and controlling charged particles in radios, medical x-rays, and other practical applications.

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2009

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Sensors Expo + Conference to co-locate with Embedded Systems Conference

Sensors Expo is dedicated to exploring the most up-to-date innovations in sensor technology including physical sensors, sensor networks, biosensors, Energy Harvesting, MEMS/Nanotechnology, instrumentation and controls, intelligent systems, machine-to-machine communication, wireless sensing and IT technology.

Posted: Dec 21st, 2009

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Nanoparticles go platinum: NCEM instruments provide key images

Berkeley Lab's National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) provided the technology and a Visiting Scientist Fellowship that helped a Missouri State University researcher make a key discovery which should boost efforts to use carbon nanotubes as catalytic supports in direct ethanol fuel cells.

Posted: Dec 21st, 2009

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