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November 11th, 2008

'Super-microscope' opens at Isis

Abstract:
The world's newest "super microscope" is fired up and ready to go.

The 200m second target station at Isis in Oxfordshire will allow scientists to see things 10,000 times thinner than a human hair.

The machine is known as a pulsed neutron source. But what does that actually mean?

Well, if you're a physicist curious to see how matter behaves when no-one is looking, then Isis is your private snoop.

If you're an engineer trying to make the hydrogen car a working reality, then Isis is your genie.

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