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  • lafeet333 lafeet333 Apr 18, 2013 12:22 PM Flag

    MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB

    The FRIB is likely use hts superconductors in at least one of the targets. Don't know who will make the wire for it yet.

    .....................On Wednesday, President Barack Obama submitted his Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposal allocating increased funds for higher education. The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014.

    In his proposal, $55 million was allotted for MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, in addition to more than $1.2 billion for various national higher education awards and contests and an increase in Pell Grant funding.

    Konrad Gelbke, lab director of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, called the budget “great” for FRIB.

    “We need to start excavating, and I think these funds are sufficient to carry the (project) forward on the time frame,” he said.

    Authorization to establish the project baseline and proceed on FRIB’s construction will have to be approved by the U.S. Department of Energy, which could be this summer, FRIB Project Manager Thomas Glasmacher said. FRIB is set to be reviewed in June. If civil construction commences this summer, FRIB could be finished in 2019, he said.

    Last year, FRIB was allocated $22 million from the federal government. Gelbke said it was critical for FRIB to receive at least double that this year to keep on track..........................

    Sentiment: Buy

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    • More wasteful spending by Obama the spender right Lafeet? Can't believe our tax dollars are going toward something like this.


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      • {More wasteful spending by Obama the spender right Lafeet? Can't believe our tax dollars are going toward something like this.}

        I didn't know you are opposed to this project paddler.
        I am for it.
        It is nice to see that you are against some kind of spending though. I admire you for having a little bit of constraint when it comes to government spending. I didn't know you had it in you to think financially rather than politically.

        I take it that you are happy that Brookhaven will shut down their Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider in favor of the FRIB at Michigan State. appeared that one of three major projects would face elimination, and on January 28 Tribble announced that Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider, or RHIC, had drawn the short straw...................

        Sentiment: Buy

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