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Making waves in accelerator technology

The AWAKE collaboration has reached a major milestone; in the final week of CERN's accelerator operations for 2016, it has observed strong modulation of high-energy proton bunches in plasma, signaling the generation of very ...

dateDec 14, 2016 in General Physics
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Discovery improves heat transfer in boiling

While the average person associates boiling with cooking dinner, the process is also widely used to transfer heat across surfaces. It is used in refrigerators, in industrial boilers and even on the international space station ...

dateDec 14, 2016 in General Physics
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Laser R&D focuses on next-gen particle collider

A set of new laser systems and proposed upgrades at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will propel long-term plans for a more compact and affordable ultrahigh-energy particle ...

dateDec 14, 2016 in General Physics
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In search of 'sterile' neutrinos

Lately, neutrinos – the tiny, nearly massless particles that many scientists study to better understand the fundamental workings of the universe – have been posing a problem for physicists.

dateDec 12, 2016 in General Physics
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