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Bound neutrons pave way to free ones

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study of bound protons and neutrons conducted at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has allowed scientists, for the first time, to extract information ...

Feb 07, 2011 4.9 / 5 (54) 53 | with audio podcast

New type of nuclear fission discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nuclear fission, or the splitting of a heavy nucleus, usually results in symmetrical fragments of the same mass. Physicists attribute the few known examples of fission that is asymmetric to ...

Dec 06, 2010 4.7 / 5 (52) 79 | with audio podcast report

A hint of Higgs: An update from the LHC

The physics world was abuzz with some tantalizing news a couple of weeks ago. At a meeting of the European Physical Society in Grenoble, France, physicists -- including some from Caltech -- announced that ...

Aug 16, 2011 4.6 / 5 (36) 57 | with audio podcast