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Video preludes Higgs boson announcement

A video from Europe's CERN physics lab, apparently posted mistakenly on the eve of an announcement on the elusive "God Particle," reveals that a new subatomic particle has been observed in the relevant range.

dateJul 04, 2012 in General Physics
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Team maps the nuclear landscape

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee team has used the Department of Energy's Jaguar supercomputer to calculate the number of isotopes allowed by the laws of physics.

dateJun 27, 2012 in General Physics
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Old star, new trick

The Big Bang produced lots of hydrogen and helium and a smidgen of lithium. All heavier elements found on the periodic table have been produced by stars over the last 13.7 billion years. Astronomers analyze starlight to determine ...

dateApr 30, 2012 in Astronomy
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Neutrinos put cosmic ray theory on ice

(Phys.org) -- A telescope buried beneath the South Pole has failed to find any neutrinos accompanying exploding fireballs in space, undermining a leading theory of how cosmic rays are born.

dateApr 20, 2012 in Astronomy
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Using 'proton grease' to spin-up a molecular rotor

When designing the tiniest of possible machines, scientists have had far more success in creating molecular-size brakes than accelerators. But a team at the University of South Carolina has figured out how ...

dateApr 12, 2012 in Other
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Team develops most sensitive scale ever

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Spanish research team in Barcelona working out of the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology, has succeeded in building the most sensitive scale ever created. It’s capable, as the team describes in their ...

dateApr 03, 2012 in Nanophysics report
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