News tagged with particle mass

Quark matter's connection with the Higgs

(—You may think you've heard everything you need to know about the origin of mass. After all, scientists colliding protons at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe recently presented stunning evidence strongly ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in General Physics
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NASA is tracking electron beams from the Sun

( -- In the quest to understand how the world's weather moves around the globe, scientists have had to tease apart different kinds of atmospheric movement, such as the great jet streams that can move across a whole ...

dateAug 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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NASA sees Sun send out mid-level solar flare

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare on July 19, 2012, beginning at 1:13 AM EDT and peaking at 1:58 AM. Solar flares are gigantic bursts of radiation that cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to harm humans on the ground, ...

dateJul 19, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Celebrity at stand-up reception

Higgs or not Higgs? That is the question, of course. Physicists nevertheless already consider finding the new particle - whatever it may be – to be one of the most important discoveries of recent decades. If it does ...

dateJul 10, 2012 in General Physics
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Gases drawn into particles stay there

( -- Contrary to expectations, formation and growth of complex organic particles generated during oxidation of volatile organic molecules by ozone and nitrate follows a non-equilibrium path, according to a recent ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Materials Science
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Looking at quantum gravity in a mirror

Einstein's theory of gravity and quantum physics are expected to merge at the Planck-scale of extremely high energies and on very short distances. At this scale, new phenomena could arise. However, the Planck-scale is so ...

dateMar 18, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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