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Injection tests make a splash

On Saturday 7 March, two of the LHC experiments saw proton beams for the first time after a two-year stop. Beam 2 (anticlockwise) made it through LHCb at 10.30 and Beam 1 (clockwise) passed through ALICE ...

dateMar 10, 2015 in General Physics
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Solving the riddle of neutron stars

It has not yet been possible to measure the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity. They are so weak that they get lost in the noise of the measurements. But thanks to the ...

dateMar 10, 2015 in General Physics
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NIST gets new angle on X-ray measurements

Criminal justice, cosmology and computer manufacturing may not look to have much in common, but these and many other disparate fields all depend on sensitive measurements of X-rays. Scientists at the National ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in General Physics
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The dark side of cosmology

It's a beautiful theory: the standard model of cosmology describes the universe using just six parameters. But it is also strange. The model predicts that dark matter and dark energy – two mysterious entities ...

dateMar 06, 2015 in General Physics
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