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From A to B: The Lines Of Attraction

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University of Maryland scientist Steve Rolston in his lab on campus.
David Schultz
University of Maryland scientist Steve Rolston in his lab on campus.

The University of Maryland is trying to attract some of the world's top scientists to come work in College Park. But if the Purple Line is routed through campus, the trains' vibrations could affect the work of some of the school's quantum physicists, who rely on sound-proof, vibration-proof environments to monitor the behavior of atoms. David Schultz talks with Rebecca Sheir about what's going on.

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