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Return of the LHC – season 2 continues

On Friday, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) opened its doors to allow particles to travel around the ring for the first time since the year-end technical stop (YETS) began in December 2015. At 10.30 am, a first bunch was circulating ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in General Physics
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RHIC particle smashups find that shape matters

Peering into the seething soup of primordial matter created in particle collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)-an "atom smasher" dedicated to nuclear physics research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in General Physics
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Avoiding collision leads to common routes

Ants, when walking around in cluttered environments, are known to follow a limited number of common routes. Research published in PLOS Computational Biology and led by Olivier Bertrand (Bielefeld University, Germany) shows ...

dateNov 19, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Slow motion molecular collisions unravelled

For the first time, scientists have observed how molecules change direction after slow collisions with atoms. Researchers from Radboud University and the FOM Foundation allowed molecules to collide with atoms very slowly. ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in General Physics
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