News tagged with particle physics

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 ...

Aug 01, 2012 3.6 / 5 (7) 11

XENON100 sets record limits for dark matter

Scientists from the XENON collaboration announced a new result from their search for dark matter. The analysis of data taken with the XENON100 detector during 13 months of operation at the Gran Sasso Laboratory (Italy) provided ...

Jul 20, 2012 4.9 / 5 (15) 6 | with audio podcast

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