Science: 25Bev

A massive steel and copper ring 700 ft. in diameter will make Long Island the world's atom-smashing capital. This week the Atomic Energy Commission announced that it will finance an "alternating gradient synchrotron" to shoot out beams of protons with energies up to 25 "bev" (25 billion electron-volts). It will be built at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, L.I. Probable cost: 20 megabucks ($20 million). Completion time: five to six years.

The ring, big enough to encircle seven baseball diamonds laid end to end, will be a sight like nothing else on earth, but what...

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