Inside The Most Futuristic Science Labs In The World

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Last month, we took a look at the headquarters of the most beautiful science laboratories and research institutes in the world. Now it's time to go inside. As it turns out, scientists and their machines, labs and tools are even more amazing then the buildings they work in.

Here's a panoramic image of the interior of Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: LBNL ALS


An experimental apparatus under ultra-high vacuum for the study of magnetism and electronic structures at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: P. Ginter/ESRF


An experimental set-up at the Soft X-Ray (SXR) materials science station at Linac Coherent Light Source, at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: SLAC


A Canadian Light Source scientist observes a sample in the Resonant Elastic and Inelastic Soft X-Ray Scattering (REIXS) endstation.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: Canadian Light Source


The Target Chamber of the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: Jacqueline McBride/LLNL


An experiment at the Trident Laser Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: LeRoy Sanchez/LANL


The STAR Detector at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider tracks and analyses thousands of particles.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: BNL


The Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories, in Albuquerque, is a part of the Pulsed Power Program.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: Sandia Labs


The Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking rig at Idaho National Laboratory enables the study of how certain stresses affect nuclear materials like advanced alloys.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: INL


The Process Development and Integration Laboratory at the National Renewable Energy Lab's Solar Energy Research Institute.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: Dennis Schroeder/NREL


A Fermilab scientist with one of the two "horns" that focus the particle beam for the MINOS neutrino experiment.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: Peter Ginter/FNAL


A physicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center watches laser tests on crystal detectors.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: Peter Ginter/SLAC


Cabling-up the semiconductor tracker for ATLAS, one of the four enormous detectors for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: Peter Ginter/NIKHEF


Assembly of superconducting cavities in their cryostat at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, Jefferson Lab.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: Jefferson Lab/DOE


An infrared laser experiment at the US Army Research Laboratory's Adelphi Laboratory Center in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: Doug LaFon/US Army Research Laboratory


An ultra high vacuum chamber at the MIES lab, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: Flinders


Lab assistants work with Centennial's electron microscope at North Carolina State University.

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

Picture: NCSU

Picture: Silicon Vertex Tracker, the heart of the BABAR experiment at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (Peter Ginter/SLAC)

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