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  • Celebrates its First Year Online

    February 17, 2006, the only Web site to comprehensively feature news, information and educational materials about the world's synchrotron radiation and free electron laser (light source) facilities, lightsources logowill celebrate the anniversary of its launch on February 17, 2006. Sponsored by 21 of the world's major light sources, this site serves as a clearing house for information on all the world's light sources, including synchrotron radiation and free electron laser facilities.

    This website, updated daily, often includes news and announcements of research at the Synchrotron Radiation Center and its users.

    Other features of particular interest to users include information about and links to all major light sources, proposal deadlines, a calendar of upcoming user meetings and scientific conferences, and job opportunities, as well as a wealth of "useful links" to resources of all kinds.

    Through the past year, has grown significantly in content and traffic. More than 150 press releases and over 600 synchrotron-related press items have been listed on the Web site and distributed to subscribers--via email and RSS. Web traffic is continually increasing and is now averaging over 100,000 page views/month. maintains an archive of press coverage--by member facility, topic and date. To see the top synchrotron light source news from 2005, based on press coverage, please visit:

    A newsflash service offers immediate updates via email as soon as news relevant to light sources is released to the public. To subscribe to the News Flash email list, please visit: Management Board