Science: Soviet Champ

The Russians now have the world's most powerful particle accelerator. Last week Soviet scientists announced that the great proton synchrotron in the village of Dubna near Moscow has gone into operation and is generating protons with 8.3 billion electron-volts of energy. This beats the 6 billion-volt Bevatron at Berkeley, Calif, by a comfortable margin, and the Russian scientists are confident that their machine will soon reach its designed power of ten Bev.

The Russian machine is mostly a scaled-up copy of the Berkeley Bevatron and the Cosmotron at Brookhaven National Laboratory. N.Y. It contains some new gadgets, but uses no novel principle....

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