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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 Nikhef spin-off Amsterdam Scientific Instruments raises funding | Link Magazine

(Netherlands / Dutch) Deze spin-off van Nikhef ontwikkelt cutting-edge camera’s voor...

INFN and CERN create Machina, a particle accelerator that inspects art works | Corriere della Sera

(Italy / Italian) Il “cannone” portatile che svela i segreti dell’arte

CERN inspires budding entrepreneurs to think outside the box |

(Switzerland / English) CERN inspires budding entrepreneurs to think outside the box.

X-ray images in full colour | Nature Reviews Physics

(English) Detector technologies developed at CERN can produce stunning colour X-ray computed...

How Particle Physics Research at CERN contributed to Medical Innovation’ | U.S. News

(English) WIPO has published the 12th edition of its Global Innovation Index. CERN has contributed...

A large cohort joins the “Swiss BIC of CERN Technologies” startup competition |

(Switzerland / English) Six startups have been selected to join the Phase II of the Swiss Business...

In Zermatt, students test solutions for living on the moon | Radio Télévision Suisse

(Switzerland / Français) Première collaboration entre des universités et l'ESA, le projet Igluna...

CERN start-up announced as finalist in $1.55M challenge for new solutions to detect opioids in international mail | White House (Press Release)

(United States / English) 8 Finalists Announced in $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect...

Medipix Meeting Report | Česká televize

(Czechia / Czech) Medipix Meeting Report (Prague)