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From CNN, October 12, 2021: Yesterday, William Shatner, otherwise known as Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, soared into space 100 kilometers above sea level to the Kármán line recognized as the international boundary between Earth and space. As Fermilab’s Don Lincoln explains, while Shatner’s brief visit to space is historic, it is also an inspiration to all regardless of age.

From The Naked Scientists, October 12, 2021: Scientists at Fermilab may have uncovered something in muons beyond our understanding-an interview with Fermilab’s Brendan Casey on Muon g-2 and the magnetic strength of muons, their strange behavior, and how they could change our understanding of the universe.

From Forbes, October 11, 2021: Fermilab is part of the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), an intellectual hub to promote the research of quantum information technologies and the development of new commercial uses of it. While quantum computing is still in its infancy, the technology is gaining momentum around the world as governments, academic researchers, security innovators and business leaders are coalescing around the potential quantum has to fundamentally change data communication and security.

From CNN, October 6, 2021: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln describes the important work of the three 2021 Nobel Prize recipients in physics being honored for developing methods to understand complicated physical systems.

From We the Italians, October 6, 2021: From Marsala, Sicily to Chicago, Illinois, Fermilab’s Anna Grassellino is a successful scientist, mother and Southern Italian woman who loves the Italy that raised her and the United States that welcomed her.

From PBS, October 6, 9:00 pm CT: Tune in to the PBS premiere of Particles Unknown-the hunt for the universe’s most common yet elusive particle, this Wednesday on your local PBS channel. Starting with Ray Davis’ quest for neutrinos that began in 1965, Nova explores Fermilab’s search for sterile neutrinos and interviews Sam Zeller and Angela Fava from the Neutrino Division. Check your local PBS station programming to confirm the date and time of Particles Unknown.

From National Geographic, September 28, 2021: Recently, Fermilab ran over 200 computers to analyze Dark Energy Survey images that helped identify a new comet called the Bernardinelli-Bernstein. It is estimated the nucleus of the comet is about 93 miles wide, the biggest size estimate for a comet in decades.

From Medill Reports, September 30, 2021: Researchers transported a gigantic electromagnetic ring from Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island to Fermilab near Chicago eight years ago in the search for a new building block of matter. While it wasn’t the secret spaceship bystanders thought it was, it did allow scientists to explore fundamental questions about our universe.