Antimatter stories

 
Oh that pesky antimatter, always sneaking off much too fast. Well, it turns out that CERN scientists have found a way to trap those elusive particles for up to 1,000 seconds. Okay, it doesn't sound like a lot, but it does give scientists more time to study the little buggers. (And all you need is a "magnetic bottle" and a really really low temperature.)
 
The European Commission has approved the construction of three gigantic new research lasers, with the option for a fourth that would, for an instant, be several hundred times more powerful than the entirety of the power generated by our civilization. The hope is that this will be enough energy to actually conjure virtual particles out of nothingness.