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Friday, 9 July 2004

In the quest for knowledge ...

... French and Italian scientists are planning a large underground laboratory beneath the Alps designed to detect elusive particles from the Sun's core.

I have no idea what "a huge tank filled with several hundred thousand cubic metres of ultra-pure water" means in practical terms, but it sounds like a lot. Excavation will take ten years, it is estimated.

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