In a recent piece headlined, "Scientists Use Particle Accelerator to Date Wine," the Reuters wire service wrote:
"PARIS (Reuters) - French scientists have devised a way of using particle accelerators to authenticate vintage wines, one of
"The new method tests the age of the glass in wine bottles by analyzing X-rays emitted when the bottles are placed under ion beams produced by a particle accelerator, the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) said in a statement.
'"This enables the age of bottles and their origin to be verified and thus a vintage to be authenticated, a bit like the signature of a painter on a masterpiece, all without opening the bottle and without affecting in any way the content,' it said.
"By comparing the results with a database containing detailed information on 80 bottles from the
Not exactly discovering the vintage of the origin of the universe, but a darn good way to date your glass!
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