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Computer-assisted accelerator design

Stephen Brooks uses his own custom software tool to fire electron beams into a virtual model of proposed accelerator designs for eRHIC. The goal: Keep the cost down and be sure the beams will circulate in this proposed next-generation ...

dateApr 22, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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Cosmogenic field trip in the Top End

Dr Toshi Fujioka and Dr David Fink from the Institute of Environmental Research ICCAS project, together with Dr Hendrick May, an ARC DECRA Fellow from University of Wollongong, carried out fieldwork in Kakadu and Litchfield ...

dateApr 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Dark energy hides behind phantom fields

Quintessence and phantom fields, two hypotheses formulated using data from satellites, such as Planck and WMAP, are among the many theories that try to explain the nature of dark energy. Now researchers from Barcelona and ...

dateMar 26, 2014 in General Physics
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US files charge against Toyota, $1.2B penalty

The U.S. government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota ...

dateMar 19, 2014 in Business
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Carbon dating uncovers forged Cubist painting

Choosing the right physical technique to analyse paintings can make all the difference when it comes to ascertaining their authenticity. Now, a painting initially attributed as belonging to a series called 'Contraste de formes' ...

dateFeb 25, 2014 in Other
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SESAME breathes new life into LEP cavities

The 27-kilometre ring that today houses the Large Hadron Collider was originally built for its predecessor, the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP). LEP is still the most powerful lepton accelerator ever built.

dateFeb 06, 2014 in General Physics
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