Archive: 5/07/2012

Particle physics -- why does it matter?

Scientists reported yesterday the discovery of a particle that is very likely the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that gives other particles mass—and makes life possible. Theorized in the 1960s and sometimes called ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in General Physics
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Where did I park my spacecraft?

Researchers have developed a method to determine the location of a spacecraft within one hundred metres, even if the spacecraft is several hundred million kilometres from Earth. In addition to spacecraft-spotting, the same ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Space Exploration
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UKIRT discovers 'impossible' binary stars

(Phys.org) -- A team of astronomers have used the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on Hawaii to discover four pairs of stars that orbit each other in less than 4 hours. Until now it was thought that such close-in ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Astronomy
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Building molecular 'cages' to fight disease

(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a computational approach to designing specialized proteins that assemble themselves ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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