Brookhaven Lab sets Guinness heat record

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Image from an animation depicting the collision of gold ions at Brookhaven Lab. (Credit: Brookhaven National Lab)

Brookhaven National Laboratory, winner of seven Nobel Prizes, has earned a place in another rarefied club, whose feats include the world's longest nose and loudest burp.

Guinness World Records has recognized the federal research facility in Upton for generating the hottest temperature on earth. Using a 2.4-mile collider ring that smashes infinitesimal particles at nearly the speed of light,...

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