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From early particle accelerators to the LHC in 12 minutes


San Francisco's public TV and radio stations produce an excellent science multimedia show called QUEST that focuses on the area's science, environment and nature. Last night they aired "Homegrown Particle Acclerators," which focuses on the invention of the cyclotron in Berkeley in the 1930s and the development of SLAC's two-mile-long linear accelerator in the 60s, and links both to the Large Hadron Collider that's now setting records in Europe. The program skips a lot of ground in between, but hey, it's only 12 minutes long and stays true to its local roots  -- plus it does an good job of explaining the things it does address.

QUEST on KQED Public Media.

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