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Lead ink used on Herculaneum scrolls will make them readable

Metallic ink has been found on some fragments of papyrus scrolls carbonized in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Scientists now entertain the possibility that many of the 800 Herculaneum scrolls in the ancient library may be readable.

Photo essay: Canada's only synchrotron particle accelerator Special

Saskatoon - One of the world's few particle accelerators, the synchrotron at Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon creates incredibly strong beams of light to help researchers with medical and environmental science experiments.

Bright synchrotron X-rays image life's hidden building blocks

The basics of life, carbon and oxygen, are often embedded deeply in materials scientists want to study, impossible to image without destroying the samples. But researchers from France and Finland announced their new synchrotron X-ray method can do it.
 

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The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)  where researchers from many fields conduct exper...
The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), where researchers from many fields conduct experiments, is located in Grenoble, France and operated jointly by 19 European countries.
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