June 6

The researchers at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, have  reported that they were successful in creating and harnessing antimatter for 1,000 seconds (or 16 minutes and 40 seconds).  The previous “record” was just 172 milliseconds — or about two-tenths of a second.  Being able to study antimatter for significant lengths of time may open the door to breakthroughs that could be beneficial to each and every one of us…such as new sources of energy.  Time will tell.

For more information, visit the following article in Scientific American:  http://bit.ly/jYvgjp

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