From the Dvice article:
- The Tevatron particle accelerator was one of the most powerful machines ever constructed. When completed in 1983 it's two massive underground rings could power beams of accelerated protons and anti-protons at energies of up to 1 teravolt and smashed them together, pulling pieces of the fabric of our universe out of the resulting subatomic debris.
- The floundering economy and the politicization of science has meant that there's increasing reluctance to fund major research that doesn't have immediate and tangible benefits.....
Read the Dvice article here