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The universe's primordial soup flowing at CERN

Researchers have recreated the universe's primordial soup in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the 27 km long particle accelerator, the LHC at CERN in Geneva. The primordial soup is a ...

dateFeb 09, 2016 in General Physics
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What's the point of theoretical physics?

You don't have to be a scientist to get excited about breakthroughs in theoretical physics. Discoveries such as gravitational waves and the Higgs boson can inspire wonder at the complex beauty of the universe no matter how ...

dateFeb 12, 2016 in General Physics
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Einstein's waves: a 100-year odyssey

When Albert Einstein forged the bedrock theory of modern physics 100 years ago, he had no computer, no internet, no printer—ballpoint pens and pocket calculators did not exist and few homes had telephones.

dateFeb 12, 2016 in General Physics
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Chiral magnetic effect generates quantum current

Scientists at the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a new way to generate very low-resistance electric current in a new class of materials. The discovery, ...

dateFeb 08, 2016 in General Physics
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