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Is there anything colder than liquid nitrogen?

If energy is formed by a generator, how does the generator form the energy?

Which jobs use electromagnets?

Can you explain why the United States uses Fahrenheit instead of Celsius?

What is the fastest type of energy?

What is an electric current?

Are Democritus' theories of atoms still relevant today?

Where and how do you get your electrons for your accelerator? What kind of machine or process did they use to split the first atom all those years ago...

How big around is the tunnel at Jefferson Lab and what do you do in it?

How did you make so much neat stuff?

How did you make the detectors work in Halls A, B and C?

How much money does it cost a year to run Jefferson Lab? Do you get funds from an entrepreneurship?

What would happen if a part of the accelerator or one of the magnets were to break or come off? Would the electrons come out of the machine...

Why are the Halls in bio-dome shapes?

Does an atom smasher really smash atoms?

Why do you need high energy to look at or observe quarks? Since the accelerator at your facility is linear and can't always get as much energy...

What is an accelerator?

How do lasers work?

What happens when a magnet is cut in two? Does the strength of an electromagnet depend on the number of turns of wire? If you have two magnets...

Permanent magnets can lose their magnetism if they are dropped or banged on enough to bump their domains out of alignment. Can you turn something back...

Why is a non-permanent, but long lasting, magnet called a permanent magnet?

Do you know what an electromagnet is?

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