COUPP-60: New dark matter detector begins search for invisible particles
(Phys.org) —Scientists this week heard their first pops in an experiment that searches for signs of dark matter in the form of tiny bubbles. Scientists will need further analysis to discern whether dark ...
The perfect liquid -- now even more perfect
Ultra hot quark-gluon-plasma, generated by heavy-ion collisions in particle accelerators, is supposed to be the "most perfect fluid" in the world. Previous theories imposed a limit on how "liquid" fluids can ...
Hydrogen-rich Material Promises Advances in Energy Transmission, Fuel Storage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science, a joint institute of SLAC and Stanford University, have produced a hydrogen-rich alloy that could provide insight into ...
Quantum inverted pendulum: Control scheme dynamically maintains unstable quantum system
A simple pendulum has two equilibrium points: hanging in the "down" position and perfectly inverted in the "up" position. While the "down" position is a stable equilibrium, the inverted position is definitely ...
NOvA neutrino detector records first 3-D particle tracks
(Phys.org) —What will soon be the most powerful neutrino detector in the United States has recorded its first three-dimensional images of particles.
NASA Goddard lab works at extreme edge of cosmic ice
(Phys.org) —Behind locked doors, in a lab built like a bomb shelter, Perry Gerakines makes something ordinary yet truly alien: ice. This isn't the ice of snowflakes or ice cubes. No, this ice needs such ...
Discovery of rare decay narrows space for new physics
After a quarter of a century of searching, physicists have discovered a rare particle decay that gives them an indirect way to test models of new physics.
A new accelerator to study steps on the path to fusion
The just-completed NDCX-II, the second generation Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), is an unusual special-purpose ...
Belgians to build prototype nuclear reactor with particle accelerator to reduce waste threat
More clues soon in hunt for Higgs particle
More clues are expected next week in the worldwide hunt for an elusive sub-atomic particle, the Higgs boson, that is the missing piece in the standard model of physics.
NOvA: Crews complete first block of North America's most advanced neutrino experiment
(Phys.org)—Today, technicians in Minnesota will begin to position the first block of a detector that will be part of the largest, most advanced neutrino experiment in North America.
Tevatron retires: The era of big American physics about to end
The era of big American physics ends Friday with the retirement of the Tevatron particle accelerator, which has been recreating the Big Bang under four miles of Illinois prairie for 25 years.
FAIR: New German particle accelerator clears first hurdle
Plans to build a 1.6-billion-euro ($2 billion) particle accelerator in Germany cleared the first main hurdle Tuesday when authorities gave the go-ahead for construction to begin.
Physicists detect two candidate dark matter interactions, but say the data are not conclusive
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have spent decades searching for the elusive material known as dark matter, which is believed to make up 25 percent of the universe. On Thursday, Dec. 17, a team of physicists including ...