Even looking at these pictures, it's hard to believe that science can be this beautiful.
Anechoic ChamberAlastair Philip Wiper
This is the radio anechoic chamber at the Technical University of Denmark. The chamber absorbs radio waves and is used to test microwave antennas in satellites and mobile networks. It's best for simulating the conditions of space.
Z machineDarkside of the Force
The Z machine of Sandia National Laboratories is the world's most powerful and efficient radiation source.
Four Solaire d'Odeillo
This unique building is the Four Solaire d'Odeillo. It's located in France and is a giant solar furnace. The main purpose of this building is to research the conversion, storage, and transportation of solar energy. It's said that it can reach temperatures over 3000 degrees Celsius.
The Super-Kamiokande is a neutrino observatory that studies neutrinos from sources like the Sun, atmosphere and supernovae.
This is the Super-Kamiokande's water tank. It has the capacity to contain 50 kilotons of water.
The NuMI Horn is able to create intense beams of neutrinos. This machine was created by Fermilab.
Large Hadron Collider
The Large Hadron Collider boasts the title of the world's largest and most powerful particle collider. It surpassed the previous title holder in 2009, which is owned by Fermilab.
The Large Hadron Collider
The LHC recently got an update that allows it to operate at a power seven times higher than any other machine like it.
This strange alien looking machine is the Cockroft-Walton generator. It was made in order to power Fermilab's particle accelerator.
Another interesting device is the gammasphere, built by the scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. It's not only a spectrometer, but it's the world's most powerful spectrometer.
TPC Field Cage
The TPC field cage comes from the same scientists behind the large hadron collider. It's purpose is to help transport electrons to create a uniform electrostatic field.
The RILIS lasers
The RILIS lasers are located in CERN's radioactive beam facility.
ATLAS pixel detector
This is what it looks like when an ATLAS pixel detector is being pushed into position inside the ATLAS detector.
Jasper Kirkby's CLOUD experiment at CERN
This experiment examines how clouds form. Using this device, it was found that biogenic vapors released by trees can have a big impact on cloud formation when those vapors are oxidized by the atmosphere.
ATLAS silicon strip detector
This is the endcap of the ATLAS silicon strip detector.
Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment FacilityEngadget
This may look like CGI, but it's actually the inside of the Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment facility. This facility is located in China.
Large Hadron Collider
This is the LHC while it was still under construction. The eight cylindrical tubes are toroidal magnets.
ATLAS Hadronic endcap Liquid Argon Calorimeter
This is the ATLAS Hadronic endcap Liquid Argon Calorimeter.
Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
This is another neutrino observatory located in Canada. This strange machine resides 6,800 ft underground.
Looking like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, this a the tokamak. This machine uses a magnetic field to contain plasma in a particular shape called a torus.