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This project is devoted to the development, testing and first applications of a high-resolution single photon imaging technique (Gamma MRI).
Nicknamed TRACI, for "Transportable Refrigeration Apparatus for CO2 Investigation", is a compact CO2 cooling system.

VESPER stands for Very energetic Electron facility for Space Planetary Exploration missions in harsh Radiative environments. It is a high-energy electron beamline for radiation testing, part of the CTF3 (Compact Linear Collider Test Facility) experimental linear electron accelerator at CERN.

White Rabbit is a protocol developed at CERN for monitoring and controlling devices based on industrial networking technology, made available as open hardware and open source software.
The Medipix collaboration technology is finding its way into the cultural heritage field, where its used for art restoration and imaging.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

The microscope revolution that’s sweeping through materials science | Nature

(English) Quantum Detectors in Oxford, UK, is one of three companies that are building electron...

CERN selects smart city startup as its first Swiss incubatee |

(Switzerland / English) SecuraXis is honored to be the first startup of the Business Incubation...

What a Mouse Teaches Us About the Future of 3D Color X-Rays | WIRED

(English) The MARS scanner, armed with particle-detecting tech used in CERN’s Large Hadron Collider...

First human 3D X-ray in colour | CERN Courier

(English) First human 3D X-ray in colour and a workshop exploring future medical accelerators for...

Le grand collisionneur de particules du CERN fête ses dix ans d'existence | Radio Television Suisse

(Switzerland / French) Situé sous terre entre Genève et la France voisine, le grand collisionneur de...

A Successful First CERN Entrepreneurship Demo Day |

(Switzerland / English) The very first CERN Entrepreneurship Student Program (CESP) Demo Day took...

CERN Technology Used To Create First Ever 3D Color X-Ray | Forbes

(English) A company based in New Zealand has scanned the human body with a color medical scanner...

3-D Color X-Rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery | New York Times

(English) 3-D Color X-Rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery.

The World's First Full-Color, 3D X-rays Are Freaking Me Out | Gizmodo

(English) After 120+ years, x-ray imaging is getting a remarkable update with 3D, full-color images...