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Dark matter detector nears activation

November 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

New equipment in former gold mine could be ready to collect data in February. Continue Reading

Homestake lab official retiring

October 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

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Scientists in Lead make plans despite funding woes

October 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LEAD Concerns about federal funding for basic research are very real among the scientific community, but scientists continue to make plans for a future at the Sanford Lab.
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Dark-matter detector has new home in South Dakota

July 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LEAD (AP) After a painstakingly slow two-day move from the earth’s surface, the world’s most sensitive dark-matter detector has a new home nearly a mile underground in a shuttered South Dakota gold mine.
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Underground science lab gives annual free festival

July 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LEAD (AP) The Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota’s Black Hills will host its fifth annual science festival next week to give the public a chance to hear talks by scientists and learn about research into cosmic rays. Continue Reading

New lab turns Homestake gold town into scientific hub

May 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Wednesday, when part of the closed Homestake Gold Mine officially becomes an underground campus, Lead’s name will be known in scientific circles as the place where the elusive stuff called dark matter might finally be detected. Continue Reading