When hearing particle accelerator, people usually think about basic research and not much else. Yet these facilities serve also very practical purposes. Sometimes, they even kill off cancer cells
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Astrophysics in the Antarctic
Temperatures fall as low as negative 100 degrees during the winter. Darkness prevails for six months. Work at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station demands a lot from the researchers there. Emanuel Jacobi lived and worked there for a year, learning a lot about himself along the way.
Making the invisible visible
Understanding the structures of molecules is an important part of developing new medicines. X-ray flashes can provide valuable assistance in this process, and this is an area in which physicist Henry Chapman and his team have already achieved the first pioneering breakthroughs.
Four new elements in the periodic table
The periodic table of elements has now been expanded by four new additions. The IUPAC have now officially consented to the introduction of the elements 113, 115, 117 and 118.