Welcome to SNOLAB

SNOLAB is an underground science laboratory specializing in neutrino and dark matter physics. Situated two km below the surface in the Vale Creighton Mine located near Sudbury Ontario Canada, SNOLAB is an expansion of the existing facilities constructed for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) solar neutrino experiment.

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ABEC annual picnic 2014
  • Sts. Cyril and Methodius
  • Cyril and Methodius, Apostles of the Slaves
  • John Atanasoff (1903 - 1995)
  • Assen Yordanov (1896 - 1967)
  • Peter Petroff (1919 - 2003)
  • Sts. Cyril and Methodius

    The invention and the dissemination of literacy and books in the then spoken Bulgarian language is one of the most significant facts in the political and cultural history of Bulgaria and Eastern Europe. This event is associated with the names of Constantine Cyril the Philosopher and his brother Methodius who invented the earliest Bulgarian alphabet and translated the principal books of the Christian doctrine into the Christian ideological and theoretical heritage. More...

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    Cyril and Methodius, Apostles of the Slaves

    The creator of the Slavic alphabet and the first translator of liturgical books from Greek into Old-Bulgarian was Constantine, the Philosopher, better known by his name in religion, Cyril, adopted on his death bed. Constantine-Cyril was born in Salonika (now Thessaloniki in Greece). In 863 he and his brother Methodius were sent by the Byzantine emperor Michael III to convert the Western Slavs to Christianity and arrange that the divine service in Greater Moravia is performed in their native tongue. More...

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    John Atanasoff (1903 - 1995)

    John Atanasoff was born on 4 October 1903 a few miles west of Hamilton, New York. His father was a Bulgarian immigrant named Ivan Atanasov. His last name was changed to Atanasoff by immigration officials at Ellis Island when he arrived with an uncle in 1889, and later on, his first name was changed to John.

    In late 1939, John Atanasoff teamed up with Clifford Berry to build a prototype. They created the first computing machine to use electricity, vacuum tubes, binary numbers and capacitors. The capacitors were in a rotating drum that held the electrical charge for the memory. The brilliant and inventive Berry, with his background in electronics and mechanical construction skills, was the ideal partner for Atanasoff. The prototype won the team a grant of $850 to build a full-scale model. They spent the next two years further improving the Atanasoff-Berry Computer.

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    Assen Yordanov (1896 - 1967)

    The 100th anniversary since the beginning of the First Balkan War /1912 - 1916/ is marked in October. It was followed by a second regional conflict in the summer of 1913. Next followed the World War I that engaged the Great Powers, despite being a sort of a historical sequel of the previous conflicts in the Balkans. The battlefield expanded across the entire globe during WWII and the end was heavy for both the winning and defeated countries. That was when inventor Assen Yordanov /1896 - 1967/, known by the nickname of Jerry among his friends in America, used to live. His dream of flying established Bulgarian aircraft industry, but also contributed a lot to the development of the US aviation. More...

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    Peter Petroff (1919 - 2003)

    Peter Dimitroff Petroff, ( deceased - 27th Feb.2003) a NASA engineer and later an inventor whose enterprises developed heart-monitoring equipment and originated the digital wristwatch 30 years ago, died Feb. 27 at his home in Huntsville, Ala. He was 83. . .

    He went into business on his own in 1968, founding Care Electrics, a high-technology company that developed a wireless heart monitor for hospital use. The venture evolved into Electro/Data, which created the prototype of the digital watch.

    Marketed by the Hamilton Watch Company as the Pulsar, the odd-looking device sold for $2,100 in 1971.

    Of course, there had been mechanical digital watches long before, but the Pulsar was electronic with a red LED readout.

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