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French 'Sun' to Rise at Site Near Paris

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Science  15 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5486, pp. 1859
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5486.1859b

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PARIS-- The sun is shining on French science this week with the selection of a site outside Paris as the home of the country's first "third-generation" x-ray source. On Monday research minister Roger-Gérard Schwartzenberg announced that the machine, called SOLEIL, or "sun," would be built near Saclay, about 20 kilometers southwest of Paris.