“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen.”
From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
No slacking here!
Construction has begun to
upgrade the X-ray laser at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The project will add a second beam that is 10,000 times
brighter, firing up to a million pulses per second.