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Message 4278 - Posted: 25 Oct 2004, 6:59:10 UTC

And Canada has one.

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/10/23/681634.html

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"...Simply put, the synchrotron performs the function of a giant microscope.

It uses tiny beams of light -- about the width of a human hair and millions of times brighter than the sun -- to view matter at its atomic level.

The light is produced by accelerated electrons. The electrons are forced into a circular path by magnets and the light is directed down "beamlines" to labs where researchers do their work. ..."

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