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atom smasher:

see particle acceleratorparticle accelerator,
apparatus used in nuclear physics to produce beams of energetic charged particles and to direct them against various targets. Such machines, popularly called atom smashers, are needed to observe objects as small as the atomic nucleus in studies of its
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atom smasher

[′ad·əm ‚smash·ər]
(nucleonics)
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But in a classic trade-off, Congress reinserted funds for what many regard as the wasteful Superconducting Super Collider, a giant atom smasher being built in Texas.
CERN's atom smasher, the 10- billion-dollar Large Hadron Collider that lies beneath the Swiss-French border, has been creating high-energy collisions of protons to investigate how the universe came to be the way it is.
This playful approach to science earned the 28-year-old German artist a place at CERN, Europe's largest physics laboratory and home of the world's biggest atom smasher.
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A SCIENTIST working at the giant European CERN atom smasher laboratory has been held on suspicion of being linked to al Qaida, it emerged last night.
As the Hadron atom smasher gets into its stride, so the number of black holes will increase, both in size and in number.
Rugby-loving scientist Dr Lyn Evans is in charge of building the giant atom smasher buried underground at Cern - the European Centre for Nuclear Research - in Switzerland.
In my household "The Phantom Gourmet" is must-see television (oh, to be the gourmand behind the purple mask), and while the stove is as foreign a contraption to me as an atom smasher, if I happen upon a cooking show I'm hooked for the duration.
We just rode a ride called Atom Smasher, which had to do with centrifugal acceleration,'' said Annie Chang, 16, a junior at Burbank High School.
To which variety of interest does the government respond when it appropriates disaster relief to washed-out Iowans, makes the most-favored-nation status of a country dependent on its human-rights record, builds a multi-billion-dollar atom smasher in Texas and a Holocaust memorial museum in Washington, permits homosexuals to serve in the military, won't allow 18-year-olds to buy beer, awards grants to performance artists, grades meat?