New system could predict solar flares, give advance warning
(Phys.org) -- Researchers may have discovered a new method to predict solar flares more than a day before they occur, providing advance warning to help protect satellites, power grids and astronauts from potentially dangerous ...
Spintronics: Scientists find new magic in magnetic material
From powerful computers to super-sensitive medical and environmental detectors that are faster, smaller and use less energy—yes, we want them, but how do we get them?
The short but eventful life of a Higgs boson particle
Recent results from the ATLAS experiment at CERN have given a clearer picture of the short but eventful life of a Higgs boson particle.
World's most sensitive dark matter detector set up
The world's most sensitive dark matter detector settled into a new home Friday in an old U.S. gold mine.
Fifty years of quarks
In 1964, two physicists independently proposed the existence of the subatomic particles known as quarks.
3 Questions: Physicist Christoph Paus discusses newly discovered particle
Today CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced the most conclusive evidence yet for the existence of the Higgs boson (at 5 sigma), a long-elusive cornerstone of the Standard Model of ...
India: Enough about Higgs, let's discuss the boson
(AP) While much of the world was celebrating the international cooperation that led to last week's breakthrough in identifying the existence of the Higgs boson particle, many in India were smarting over what they saw as a slight ...
Physics panel to feds: Beam us up some neutrinos (Update)
The U.S. should build a billion-dollar project to beam ghostlike subatomic particles 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) underground west from Chicago to the high plains state of South Dakota, a committee of experts ...
Fermilab documenting construction of NOvA—next generation neutrino experiment (w/ video)
Award-winning technology provides a breakthrough in particle physics
High-energy physics, it turns out, is a lot like life -- it's all about the timing.
Microquasar found in neighbor galaxy: First of its type beyond our Milky Way
For the first time, astronomers have found a microquasar—a black hole devouring material from a companion star—in a galaxy beyond our own Milky Way. The object, pumping out X-rays and bright bursts of ...
Astronomers use moon in effort to corral elusive cosmic particles
(PhysOrg.com) -- Seeking to detect mysterious, ultra-high-energy neutrinos from distant regions of space, a team of astronomers used the Moon as part of an innovative telescope system for the search. Their ...
How slow is slow? EXO knows
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cooks think of watched pots. Handymen grumble about drying paint. Kids dread the endless night before Christmas morning.
Antineutrino detectors could aid non-proliferation
Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and even in the fictional world of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" look to subatomic particles called neutrinos to answer the big questions about the universe.