News tagged with subatomic particles

'Big crunch' or another 'Big Bang?'

Will the universe expand outward for all of eternity and end in a vast, dark, cold, sterile, diffuse nothingness? Or will the “Big Bang” — the gargantuan explosion that formed the universe 14 billion years ago — end ...

dateAug 16, 2009 in General Physics
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Extra large carbon

An exotic form of carbon has been found to have an extra large nucleus, dwarfing even the nuclei of much heavier elements like copper and zinc, in experiments performed in a particle accelerator in Japan. The discovery is ...

dateFeb 09, 2010 in General Physics
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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 the giant particle ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in General Physics
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