txt: CERN: How the web began
The first proposal for the World Wide Web (WWW) was made at CERN by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, and further refined by him and Robert Cailliau in 1990.
txt: Antimatter atoms produced and trapped at CERN
Antimatter – or the lack of it – remains one of the biggest mysteries of science. Matter and its counterpart are identical except for opposite charge, and they annihilate when they meet. At the Big Bang, matter and antimatter should have been produced in equal amounts. However, we know that our world is made up of matter: antimatter seems to have disappeared. To find out what has happened to it, scientists employ a range of methods to investigate whether a tiny difference in the properties of matter and antimatter could point towards an explanation.
- CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research is the world’s leading laboratory for particle physics. It has its headquarters in Geneva.
- The ALPHA Collaboration
- CERN Courier: Keeping antihydrogen: the ALPHA trap
img: General views of the ALPHA experiment; – CERN PhotoLab
video: Great Architects – Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa – Rolex Learning Center
txt: An introduction – The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
EPFL is the research home of the beginning of the modern computer mouse, of the ambitious Blue Brain Project, and of innovative ideas towards sustainable development. Offering tuition at all levels from undergraduate to PhD, it is one of the world’s fastest growing campuses. It is currently ranked alongside Cambridge as the top university in Europe in the category of engineering, technology and computer sciences according to the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
Situated on a single campus overlooking the shores of Lake Geneva at Lausanne, Switzerland, with extraordinary views of the Alps, EPFL accommodates 11,000 people. These include 7,000 students as well as professors, over 4,000 researchers and other faculty members, plus administrative staff and a number of entrepreneurs running small start-up science and technology businesses located on the campus.
txt: Enel Opens Hydrogen-Run Power Plant – The Wall Street Journal
FUSINA, Italy – Enel SpA on Monday opened the world’s first hydrogen-run power plant as the Italian utility beefs up its green credentials ahead of the planned multibillion-euro sale of its renewables unit set for the fall. The new plant located in Fusina, a short distance from Venice, has an overall generation capacity of 16 megawatts.
txt: ENEL inaugura a Fusina il primo impianto industriale a idrogeno al mondo – Venezia, 12 luglio 2010
L’impianto sperimentale ad altissima efficienza si colloca nell’ambito dei progetti di Hydrogen Park, il Consorzio nato nel 2003 su iniziativa dell’Unione Industriali di Venezia, con il sostegno della Regione Veneto e del Ministero dell’Ambiente per circa 4 milioni di euro, allo scopo di promuovere nell’area di Porto Marghera lo sviluppo e le applicazioni delle tecnologie dell’idrogeno nel settore del trasporto e della generazione.
link: www.hydrogenpark.com – no english version yet