Scientists complete the top quark puzzle
Scientists on the CDF and DZero experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have announced that they have found the final predicted way of creating a top quark, completing ...
Knock, knock, knocking on the proton's weak charge
(Phys.org) —The weak force is, for laymen, the least known of the quartet of interactions that run the universe as we know it.
Proton weak charge determined for first time: Initial Q-weak experiement results
(Phys.org) —Researchers have made the first experimental determination of the weak charge of the proton in research carried out at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility ...
Milky Way's biggest star may have had a different beginning
The current theory of star formation has a problem: it cannot make big stars.
New imaging technology could reveal cellular secrets
(Phys.org) —Researchers have married two biological imaging technologies, creating a new way to learn how good cells go bad.
New way to probe Earth's deep interior using particle physics proposed
Researchers from Amherst College and The University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique that might one day reveal in higher detail than ever before the composition and characteristics of the ...
Cheating to create the perfect simulation: Physicists on the way to describe the inside of neutron stars
The planet Earth will die – if not before, then when the Sun collapses. This is going to happen in approximately seven billion years. In the universe however the death of suns and planets is an everyday ...
Oxygen nucleus with twice as many neutrons as normal is shown to be surprisingly stable
The nucleus at the heart of an atom is held together by a subtle balance between the nuclear force that binds protons and neutrons and the electric repulsion that tries to fling the positively charged protons ...
Using the world's rarest element to study the world's rarest force
In September 2012 an experiment at the TRIUMF accelerator complex reached a milestone. The FrPNC collaboration —-short hand for Francium Parity Non-conservation—-succeeded in trapping several kinds of ...
Is it real? Physicists propose method to determine if the universe is a simulation
Experiments may reveal new state of matter for the 'glue particles', the gluons
(Phys.org)—At the LHC accelerator at CERN, collisions between protons and lead nuclei were established last week, for the first time in the ALICE detector. ...
Russia to develop naval missile defense system
(AP)—A top defense industry official reportedly says Russia plans to develop its own sea-based missile interceptor program similar to the U.S. Aegis system.
New vigour in quest for Higgs boson
Heartened by a glimpse of what may be the Higgs boson, scientists at the CERN physics lab are smashing particles with new vigour in a quest to understand why matter has mass and other riddles of the natural ...
Crunch time looms in quest for 'God particle'
A nearly 50-year bid to explain a riddle of fundamental matter faces a key moment on Wednesday when physicists unveil fresh data in their search for a particle called the Higgs boson.