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Upping the Anti

05 June 2011

Canadian researchers instrumental in game-changing antimatter study

(Vancouver, BC) – Science fiction is fast approaching science fact as researchers are progressing rapidly toward “bottling” antimatter.  In a paper published online today by the journal Nature Physics, the ALPHA experiment at CERN, including key Canadian contributors, reports that it has succeeded in storing antimatter atoms for over 16 minutes.  While carrying around