News tagged with particle physics

Brewing the world's hottest Guinness

(Phys.org) -- The positive and sometimes unexpected impact of particle physics is well documented, from physicists inventing the World Wide Web to engineering the technology underlying life-saving magnetic ...

Jun 27, 2012 3.3 / 5 (8) 3 | with audio podcast

No evidence for 'knots' in space

(Phys.org) -- Theories of the primordial Universe predict the existence of knots in the fabric of space - known as cosmic textures - which could be identified by looking at light from the cosmic microwave ...

Jun 13, 2012 4.9 / 5 (11) 24 | with audio podcast

What do phasons look like?

(Phys.org) -- When illuminated by laser light, assorted colloidal particles can arrange themselves into highly ordered structures called quasicrystals. By changing the phases of the lasers, researchers can ...

Jun 06, 2012 4.3 / 5 (10) 4 | with audio podcast feature

Stanford physicists make new form of matter

(Phys.org) -- Within the exotic world of macroscopic quantum effects, where fluids flow uphill, wires conduct without electrical resistance and magnets levitate, there is an even stranger family of "unconventional" phenomena. ...

Jun 06, 2012 4.5 / 5 (21) 5 | with audio podcast