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ISIS Second Target Station -- protons on target!

The ISIS Second Target Station Project at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire achieved a major milestone on Friday December 14, at the first attempt and two days ahead of schedule. Protons were successfully extracted into the new proton transfer beamline from the existing ISIS accelerator and delivered to the new target station.

Posted: Dec 18th, 2007

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Big boost for tiny technology

Neil Kane and his staff had figured out how to rearrange methane gas to create industrial diamonds, but their company could not afford to build the highly specialized lab needed for developing such nanotechnology.

Posted: Dec 17th, 2007

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Chip-shrinking may be nearing its limits

Sixty years after transistors were invented and nearly five decades since they were first integrated into silicon chips, the tiny on-off switches dubbed the 'nerve cells' of the information age are starting to show their age.

Posted: Dec 17th, 2007

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