'Faster-than-light' particles spark science drama
Oh Albert. Did you get it wrong? In 2011, physics was shaken by an experiment which said the Universe's speed limit, enshrined by Einstein in his 1905 theory of special relativity, could be broken.
Earth's outer core deprived of oxygen: study
The composition of the Earth's core remains a mystery. Scientists know that the liquid outer core consists mainly of iron, but it is believed that small amounts of some other elements are present as well. Oxygen ...
Cosmic particle accelerators get things going
(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's Cluster satellites have discovered that cosmic particle accelerators are more efficient than previously thought. The discovery has revealed the initial stages of acceleration for the ...
The secrets of tunneling through energy barriers
Electrons moving in graphene behave in an unusual way, as demonstrated by 2010 Nobel Prize laureates for physics Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, who performed transport experiments on this one-carbon-atom-thick material. ...
Scientists take fresh look at 'faster-than-light' experiment
Scientists who threw down the gauntlet to physics by reporting particles that broke the Universe's speed limit said on Friday they were revisiting their contested experiment.
Use your own computer to tame protons at CERN
Help to unravel the mysteries of the Universe! With the SixTrack project developed by EPFL, your computer can provide CERN with additional computing power.
Special relativity may answer faster-than-light neutrino mystery
Oh, yeah. Moving faster than the speed of light has been the hot topic in the news and OPERA has been the key player. In case you didnt know, the experiment unleashed some particles at CERN, close to ...
CERN and colliding theories
Findings that showed faster-than-light travel were released to the public too soon.
New theories emerge to disprove OPERA faster-than-light neutrinos claim
3 Questions: Faster than light?
The news media were abuzz this week with reports of experiments conducted at the Gran Sasso particle detector complex in Italy, apparently showing subatomic particles called neutrinos had traveled from th ...
Gee Whizzz! Basics on faster-than-light research
Some questions and answers about the experiment that appeared to show particles speeding faster than light.
Physicists wary of junking light speed limit yet
(AP) -- Physicists on the team that measured particles traveling faster than light said Friday they were as surprised as their skeptics about the results, which appear to violate the laws of nature as we ...
Scientists stunned, sceptical on faster-than-light particles
Physicists around the world expressed astonishment and scepticism in equal measure Friday after European scientists reported particles apparently travelling faster than light. ...
In Brief: Development of a new chip for characterizing ultrafast optical pulses
Boosting up microprocessors -the heart of modern computers- at the speed of light, reducing consumptions and costs, may now be a reality thanks to the development of a new high-performance chip, the results of which have ...