News tagged with cern

CERN continues the hunt for the Higgs

(PhysOrg.com) -- It has just been decided that CERN will run for the next two years without a break. The Higgs could be within reach sooner than previously thought so all researchers are keen to continue t ...

Jan 31, 2011
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When matter and antimatter collide

Antimatter, a substance that often features in science fiction, is routinely created at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, to provide us with a better understanding of atoms and molecules. ...

Dec 24, 2010
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New type of nuclear fission discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nuclear fission, or the splitting of a heavy nucleus, usually results in symmetrical fragments of the same mass. Physicists attribute the few known examples of fission that is asymmetric to ...

Dec 06, 2010 report
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Antihydrogen trapped for first time (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the movie Angels and Demons, scientists have solved one of the most perplexing scientific problems: the capture and storage of antimatter. In real life, trapping atomic antimatter has never ...

Nov 17, 2010
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ATLAS physicists release an album

The astonishing ATLAS Experiment at CERN in Geneva has already made headlines around the world for its pioneering research into the origins of the Universe. But incredibly, after discovering that a large number ...

Nov 17, 2010
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ATLAS collaboration unveils giant mural at CERN

The ATLAS collaboration at CERN today officially unveiled a giant mural depicting the ATLAS particle detector, which is currently collecting data at world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron ...

Oct 07, 2010
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Quarks 'swing' to the tones of random numbers

At the Large Hadron Collider at CERN protons crash into each other at incredibly high energies in order to 'smash' the protons and to study the elementary particles of nature - including quarks. Quarks are ...

Sep 27, 2010
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LHC lawsuit case dismissed by US court

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Hawaiian man's lawsuit to try to prevent operations of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been dismissed due to a failure to show a "credible threat of harm," according to the judge. And, ...

Sep 13, 2010 weblog
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