News tagged with cern

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 4.7 / 5 (52) 79 | with audio podcast report

A line on string theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Harvard theoretical physicist has discussed with scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland the possibility that they may discover a theorized "stau" particle, with a lifetime ...

Nov 12, 2009 4.7 / 5 (47) 15