ScuttleMonkey from the always-with-the-measuring-contest dept.
Wired has a great pictorial tour of their recent visit to Stanford University's linear accelerator, the longest in the world. The accelerator has been the vehicle upon which three Nobel Prizes were earned and a the next big project will boast an electron laser roughly 10 billion times more powerful than existing x-ray sources.
"The way of the world is to praise dead saints and prosecute live ones."
-- Nathaniel Howe