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January 24, 2014

RIKEN in the news

For RIKEN, the big scientific news this week was the release of a paper in Nature Communications by the ASACUSA collaboration, which includes RIKEN scientists, reporting the successful creation of a beam of antihydrogen atoms.

A number of major outlets such as NBC News, Fox News, Yahoo News, India TV, and O Globo from Brazil reported the news. Some put a humorous twist on the popular image of antimatter beams, noting that the beam would be used for good rather than nefarious purposes.