Buggin’

In among concerns all the heavy stories we have to deal with  – eurozone, Lisbon Treaty, MEP’s outbursts – there is sometimes light relief. See today’s story coming from the Joint Research Centre (declaration of interest – I used to be their Spokesperson) on using neutron beams to learn more about a Bronze Age sword.

 The story showcases quite well the various applications of science, even nuclear technologies (and don’t get me started on Boron Neutron Capture Therapy), though I have to admit to having had a schoolboy snigger about the name of the village where the sword was found…

The (ahem) Buggenum sword

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