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Nanotube cathode creates more electron beam than large laser system

Harsha Panunganti
NIU scientists involved in breakthrough technology developmentThe original version of this story was published in Fermilab Today Lasers are cool, except when they’re clunky, expensive and delicate. So a collaboration led by RadiaBeam Technologies, a California-based technology firm actively involved in accelerator R&D, is designing an electron beam source that doesn’t need a laser. The team led by…

NIU Anthropology Museum receives federal grant for storage, collections move

Senior anthropology major Kylie Robey constructs a complicated mount for Peruvian spindle whorls.
Northern Illinois University’s Anthropology Museum is having a golden year, picking up its second federal grant in nine months. The museum, currently marking its 50th anniversary, recently received a $150,000 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to purchase additional compact storage as part of its Collections Rehousing Project. Earlier this year,…

World-renowned scientist Richard Alley to speak Oct. 17 at NIU

Richard Alley
Polar ice expert to talk climate change, sustainable energy, brilliance of ‘Honest Abe’Scientist Richard Alley, a riveting speaker and one of the most famous climate scientists of our time, will visit NIU this fall to give a public talk on the impact that fossil fuels have had on climate and the potential for a bright…

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