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Exploding stars and stripes

The discovery of a pattern of X-ray "stripes" in the remains of an exploded star may provide the first direct evidence that a cosmic event can accelerate particles to energies a hundred times higher than achieved by the most ...

dateMar 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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An icy gaze into the Big Bang

( -- Scientists of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck, Austria, have reached a milestone in the exploration of quantum gas mixtures. In an international first, the research ...

dateMar 18, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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The Year of the Higgs?

This February, researchers will renew their search for one of the universe's most elusive mysteries, the Higgs boson--a hypothetical particle that if found would give an insight into why particles have certain mass.

dateFeb 21, 2011 in General Physics
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CERN continues the hunt for the Higgs

( -- It has just been decided that CERN will run for the next two years without a break. The Higgs could be within reach sooner than previously thought so all researchers are keen to continue the experiments in ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in General Physics
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Vacuum arcs spark new interest

Whenever two pieces of metal at different voltages are brought near each other, as when an appliance is plugged into a live socket, there is a chance there will be an arc between them. Most of the arcs people see are a breakdown ...

dateNov 08, 2010 in Plasma Physics
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Finding a buckyball in photovoltaic cell

Polymer-based photovoltaic cells have some real advantages compared to the currently used semiconductor-based cells. They are easy to make and the materials are cheap. The challenge is to figure out how to make efficient ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in Materials Science
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LHC lawsuit case dismissed by US court

( -- A Hawaiian man's lawsuit to try to prevent operations of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been dismissed due to a failure to show a "credible threat of harm," according to the judge. And, as ruled in 2008, ...

dateSep 13, 2010 in Other weblog
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