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SLAC particle accelerator

SLAC, a two-mile particle accelerator jutting west from Stanford University, pushes electrons near the speed of light. Back when it was still called the Stanford Linear Accelerator, SLAC was used for seminal particle physics discoveries decades ago.

Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET

You could be forgiven for thinking the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's glory days are long over.

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