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LEVEL UP  Scientists are developing equipment to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (shown). The first stage of construction for the upgrade began June 15.

Joseph Weber

WAVE RUNNER  Joseph Weber (shown in 1969) announced he detected a gravity wave using his aluminum cylinder detector at University of Maryland in College Park. It took nearly five decades for LIGO to confirm that gravity waves can be detected.

Nobelium element abbreviation

BETTER SHAPE UP  The heavy element nobelium contains 102 protons in its nucleus. Scientists have measured its shape for the first time.

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