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Troubled by Glitches, Tevatron Scrambles to Retain Its Edge

Science  08 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5557, pp. 942-943
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5557.942

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Scientists working on the newly refurbished Tevatron accelerator are struggling to overcome serious technical problems. If the setbacks aren't resolved soon, researchers warn, the effort to get the accelerator running properly could drain scientific expertise from other projects, and the Tevatron may even fail to meet some of its scientific goals.