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Nuclear Science Advisory Committee Recommends Shutting Down RHIC
2013-01-30 04:21:52

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For the last four years Congress and the White House have been unable to pass a federal budget, settling each time for continuing resolutions. However, such stopgaps keep funding levels flat, or even, accounting for inflation, in decline. In 2007, a plan was laid out to maintain US leadership in the field of nuclear physics, with the continued support of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a significant upgrade...

2008-12-11 10:26:52

The U.S. Department of Energy says it has selected Michigan State University to design and establish the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. Energy Department officials said the FRIB -- expected to take about a decade to design and build -- will cost approximately $550 million and provide international research opportunities for an estimated 1,000 university and laboratory scientists, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students. The Department of Energy's new Facility for Rare Isotope Beams...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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