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LHC smashes collision energy record
The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons at the highest energy ever attempted - but they are only test collisions, as the LHC continues to gear up its second run.
Physics
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
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How to build the universe from Lego, over a pint of beer
In a central London pub, a young bearded physicist is demonstrating how to build a model of the universe from plastic Lego bricks. Clue: you need a lot of them.
Physics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 8:20am
Rating: | Views: 140 | Comments: 0
North Korea missile test is the tip of world's nuclear iceberg
Kim Jong-un's nuclear ambitions aren't the only reason a nuke-free world is looking more like a pipe dream. All nuclear states are currently upgrading their arsenals
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:58am
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First collision data from a new detector at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider
CERN’s huge particle accelerator is working its way toward full operation and a new phase of exploration. But it is not only the accelerator that has been upgraded – the particle detectors have some new tricks too
Physics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:10am
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LHC restart sees first collisions
For the first time since 2013, the Large Hadron Collider smashes protons together - albeit at fairly low energies for now.
Physics
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 10:39am
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Milky Way's quiet life leaves it with no dark matter skeleton
Our galaxy has only ever merged with small galaxies, not large ones. This low-key history has left it bereft of dark matter from outside
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
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Biggest dark matter detector lies in wait for antisocial WIMPs
The world's most sensitive dark matter detector is poised to join the hunt for WIMPs, the world's most elusive particles
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015, 12:02pm
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Record breaking clock invented which only loses a second in 15bn years
The ‘optical lattice’ device is now three times more accurate than previous incarnations
Physics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
Rating: | Views: 740 | Comments: 0
Electric fault delays relaunch of CERN collider after two-year refit
GENEVA (Reuters) - Scientists at Europe's CERN research center have had to postpone the imminent relaunch of their refitted 'Big Bang' machine, the Large Hadron Collider, because of a short-circuit in the wiring of one of the vital magnets.
Physics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
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The big bang: are we in a ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ type situation?
Scientists at Cern are suggesting they could soon detect miniature black holes, proving the existence of parallel universes and disproving the big bang theory of the creation of the universe.
Physics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
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Revved-up CERN collider aims to shed light on dark cosmos
Scientists at the CERN physics research center said on Thursday the mystery dark matter that makes up 96 percent of the stuff of the universe will be a prime target for their souped-up Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the coming years.
Physics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Mar 13, 2015, 7:56am
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Key to quantum gravity may lurk in cosmic haze
Any blurry observations of distant objects could suggest the universe is blurry at a minute scale, and hint at how to build a theory of quantum gravity
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
Rating: | Views: 126 | Comments: 0
Feature: Drop-testing general relativity, Galileo’s way
Physicists are challenging Einstein’s theory in new versions of the most famous experiment that never happened
Physics
Source: Science
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 05, 2015, 9:05am
Rating: | Views: 100 | Comments: 0
African synchrotron bid gathers pace
The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears.
Physics
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 05, 2015, 9:05am
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The Weird Quantum Behavior of Light, Captured in a Lab
Light can be a particle and a wave, and now researchers have taken a picture of light acting like both things at once.
Physics
Source: Wired
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 05, 2015, 9:05am
Rating: | Views: 137 | Comments: 0
Physicists gear up to catch a gravitational wave
After decades of work, physicists say they are a year or two away from detecting ripples in spacetime
Physics
Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 7:22am
Rating: | Views: 57 | Comments: 0
Ultra-cold mirrors could reveal gravity's quantum side
The quantum Casimir effect is a slight attraction between two metal plates. Superconducting versions could finally show us quantum gravity at work
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 7:22am
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New Higgs detection 'closes circle’
Physicists have detected a version of the Higgs Boson in a superconductor, but say this cannot substitute for the work of the LHC.
Physics
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 7:22am
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Playing physics: Student builds Lego Large Hadron Collider
A particle physics student has used his downtime to build a Lego model of the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and is now lobbying the toy company to take it to market.
Physics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Feb 27, 2015, 8:19am
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Large Hadron Collider returns: 4 things it may find
After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider will restart soon, twice as strong and with some "dark" mysteries to unlock
Physics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 7:51am
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Send Atomic Clocks to Space to Find Gravitational Waves
A new breed of the hyper-accurate clocks could help scientists detect the elusive ripples in space-time faster and cheaper
Physics
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 7:51am
Rating: | Views: 136 | Comments: 0
Jostling photons could give dark matter away
If dark matter turns out to interact with photons, its glow would be visible at the edges of spiral galaxies – now we just have to find it
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, 8:16am
Rating: | Views: 113 | Comments: 0
New Map Shows the World’s Ecosystems in Unprecedented Detail
Ecology has always been a bit doughy compared to subject like physics, chemistry, and hell, even biology. But cut ecologists some slack. The places they study, like alpine prairies, peat bogs, or oases, are the diametric opposite of controlled lab settings. So how do you bring hard data to the study of life on our soft planet? A new map.
Environment
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015, 9:31am
Rating: | Views: 276 | Comments: 0
Scientists now know why popcorns pop
Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’
Physics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015, 7:56am
Rating: | Views: 115 | Comments: 0
Watch: Water's strange behavior in space
NASA researchers are using a pair of robots to examine the unusual way fluids slosh and bubble on the International Space Station.
Physics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015, 11:23am
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First stars get 150 million years younger overnight
The Planck space telescope's newest map shows that the first stars formed later than previously believed, extending an era known as the cosmic dark ages
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 05, 2015, 1:02pm
Rating: | Views: 170 | Comments: 0
Dark force could keep Milky Way's neighbours away
Dark energy is thought to work on the scale of the entire universe – but if it is active on galaxies, it could explain why the Milky Way has so few satellites
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 05, 2015, 1:02pm
Rating: | Views: 149 | Comments: 0
Cosmic inflation's 'smoking gun' goes up in smoke
Last March, cosmologists celebrated what seemed like evidence of gravitational waves. But 11 months later, they're nursing a hangover
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, 10:22am
Rating: | Views: 123 | Comments: 0
See how sound radiates around a recorder
Videos are revealing how sound propagates around a recorder to help designers optimise the sound quality of musical instruments
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, 10:22am
Rating: | Views: 120 | Comments: 0
Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99
Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.
Physics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 29, 2015, 8:11am
Rating: | Views: 170 | Comments: 0
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