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          Brookhaven National Laboratory - 70 Years of Discovery

The BNL Amateur Radio Club is holding a Special Event until 12/31/17 to commemorate 70 years of discovery.

Work our event, fill out our log with your QSL info and receive our full page color certificate by email.

Brookhaven National Laboratory 70th Anniversary Special Event Certificate

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Interesting facts about the history of BNL:

  •  Served as army base for two world wars
  •  Hosted Irwin Berlin (Yip Yip Yaphank was the song)
  •  First peace time nuclear reactor (1950 Brookhaven Graphite Reactor)
  •  Developed the two common radio isotopes (technetium 99M and thallium 201) used in medicine today
  • First synctron accelerator (1953 Cosmotron Accelerator)
  • First Nobel Prize winner in 1957 followed by 6 more
  • 1958 First video game, Tennis (aka pong)
  • 1961 First PET scanner for medical use
  • 1967 developed the leading drug for Parkinson’s disease treatment, L-dopa
  • 1958 Maglev (magnetic levitation) patented
  • 1975 started producing radioisotopes for the northeast, still a major supplier
  • 1979 proved UV-a and UV-B lead to cancers of the skin:
  • Current studies include: 1) Radiation studies preparing for travel to mars, 2) more efficient catalysts, 3) fuel cells, 4) photovoltaic solar cells, 5) biofuels, 6) batteries
  • A 32 megawatt solar farm on 200 acres for production and study to improve efficiencies

Click HERE to find out more about the history of Brookhaven National Laboratory...

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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