News tagged with particle physics

Science keeps its eye on the (foot) ball

Science has entered the debate into the use of goal-line technology in football, with an article in a respected journal on Wednesday stressing it could not be foolproof.

May 29, 2013
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Heating the solar wind

(Phys.org) —The Sun glows with a surface temperature of about 5500 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile its hot outer layer (the corona) has a temperature of over a million degrees, and ejects a wind of charged particles ...

Apr 03, 2013
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The heat is on

(Phys.org)—Physicists are getting warmer in the hunt for universal truths, thanks to a breakthrough by a team at the University of St Andrews.

Feb 18, 2013
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Cassini sees Titan cooking up smog

(Phys.org)—A paper published this week using data from NASA's Cassini mission describes in more detail than ever before how aerosols in the highest part of the atmosphere are kick-started at Saturn's moon ...

Feb 05, 2013
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Interview: CERN chief firmer on Higgs boson

The world should know with certainty by the middle of this year whether a subatomic particle discovered by scientists is a long-sought Higgs boson, the head of the world's largest atom smasher said Saturday.

Jan 27, 2013
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Revolutionary theory of dark matter

The universe abounds with dark matter. Nobody knows what it consists of. University of Oslo physicists have now launched a very hard mathematical explanation that could solve the mystery once and for all.

Jan 23, 2013
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