Physicists often find thrifty, ingenious ways to reuse equipment and resources. What do you do about an 800-ton magnet originally used to discover new particles? Send it off on a months-long journey via truck, train and ship halfway across the world to detect oscillating particles called neutrinos, of course. It’s all part of the vast recycling network of the physics community.
From Live Science, Oct. 24, 2018: There are many huge unanswered questions in science, but it’s hard to beat “Why is there something, instead of nothing?” Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln explains how the study of neutrinos could answer it.