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Collimators—the LHC's bodyguards

The performance of the LHC relies on accelerating and colliding beams made of tiny particles with unprecedented intensities. If even a small fraction of the circulating particles deviates from the precisely set trajectory, ...

dateFeb 22, 2018 in General Physics
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Image: Signs of ships in the clouds

Ships churning through the Atlantic Ocean produced this patchwork of bright, criss-crossing cloud trails off the coast of Portugal and Spain. The narrow clouds, known as ship tracks, form when water vapor condenses around ...

dateJan 24, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Solid and liquid at the same time

Microscopically small particles can spontaneously self-assemble into complex layered structures with remarkable properties, according to calculations performed at the TU Wien.

dateJan 17, 2018 in Nanophysics
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