from the prepare-the-proton-torpedos dept.
kebes writes "The $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source is nearing completion, and has produced its first neutron pulse. The SNS is a scientific instrument that generates beams of neutrons, which can be used to probe anything from minuscule samples to industrial materials. When fully operational, the facility is expected to host up to 2,000 international scientists annually."
Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers
something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.