Physicist explains significance of Higgs boson discovery
In July, physicists were ecstatic in announcing preliminary results pointing to the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson particle. The Higgs boson is a tiny subatomic particle that apparently weighs about ...
UK stays cautious over thorium as nuclear fuel
Scientists planning next particle super collider to meet at UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington will host hundreds of particle physicists from all over the world Oct. 22-26 for the International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders.
CERN scientists brainstorm future role
Scientists who searched for the famous Higgs Boson concluded a three-day brainstorming session on Wednesday for mapping a long-term global strategy for particle physics.
Fewer exploding stars potential predictor of global warming
(Phys.org)—One of the universe's greatest unexplained mysteries – why stars explode – could be explained by a particle similar to the Higgs boson. The theory developed by University of Aberdeen astrophysicist, ...
BNL's researchers help connect nuclear science and nanoscience for safer reactors
Following last year's earthquake and tsunami at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plants, many nuclear scientists have been focused on developing models to predict what will happen under a variety of conditions that may exist ...
Iowa State physicists excited about Higgs studies, look forward to new physics
Ten Iowa State University physicists have their names on a new paper describing how the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider has observed a new particle in the search for the Higgs boson. ...
Russia unveils own 'almost Android' system
It seems that Russia's defence ministry has little faith in Google's operating systems: it has just unveiled its own encrypted version that has the remarkably familiar feel of an Android.
Higgs boson provides a musical spin
A decades-long quest for the elusive Higgs boson has sparked a creative rush in music, with compositions ranging from a-capella and rap to a hypnotic symphony.
Pinning down the 'Island of Stability': Stabilizing shell effects in heaviest elements directly measured
(Phys.org) -- An international research team has succeeded in directly measuring the strength of shell effects in very heavy elements at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt. The results ...
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 ...
Idaho researcher building used nuclear fuel sensor
Much of the 6,200 metric tons of used nuclear fuel generated by U.S. power plants over the last 40 years is stored safely in giant stainless steel casks. Darryl Butt, a Boise State University professor, is ...
'Nice to be right', says Higgs after particle milestone (Update)
The British scientist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle spoke Friday of his delight after researchers affirmed its existence, saying it was "nice to be right sometimes".
3 Questions: Physicist Christoph Paus discusses newly discovered particle
Today CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced the most conclusive evidence yet for the existence of the Higgs boson (at 5 sigma), a long-elusive cornerstone of the Standard Model of ...