Possibility of new particle discovery at LHC fading
Jun 24, 2016 weblog
The physics community is apparently starting to lose its buzz over the possibility of the discovery of a new particle by researchers working at the CERN LHC facility near Geneva. As more data is studied, it appears more and ...
Particle zoo in a quantum computer: First experimental quantum simulation of particle physics phenomena
Jun 22, 2016
Elementary particles are the fundamental buildings blocks of matter, and their properties are described by the Standard Model of particle physics. The discovery of the Higgs boson at the CERN in 2012 constitutes a further ...
How the ultra-hot, ultra-dense plasma that formed our early universe gets its intriguing properties
Jun 17, 2016
From the very beginning, there were hints that particle collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) were producing something unusual. This U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven ...
Plants more vulnerable to nanoparticles when parents grown in contaminated soil
Jun 15, 2016
Plants are more vulnerable to toxic nanoparticles if their parents were grown in contaminated soil, according to the first multi-generational study on the safety of cerium oxide nanoparticles in agriculture, published in ...
Shedding light on plumes
Jun 14, 2016
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have shown that volcanic lightning results from the discharge of static electricity accumulated by ash particles in the rising plume. Observations of such flashes could help ...
Are there antimatter galaxies?
Jun 10, 2016
One of the biggest mysteries in astronomy is the question, where did all the antimatter go? Shortly after the Big Bang, there were almost equal amounts of matter and antimatter. I say almost, because there was a tiny bit ...
Image: Twilight stars at Concordia
Jun 09, 2016
Concordia sits on a plateau 3200 m above sea level. A place of extremes, temperatures can drop to –80°C in the winter, and the Sun does not rise above the horizon in the winter, forcing the crew to live in isolation without ...
At the LHC, charmed twins will soon be more common than singles
Jun 09, 2016
In the range of energies penetrated by the LHC accelerator, a new mechanism of particle creation is becoming more prominent, say scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow. ...
New antiviral drugs could come from DNA 'scrunching'
Jun 08, 2016
Evidence of DNA "scrunching" may one day lead to a new class of drugs against viruses, according to a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the Georgia Institute of Technology, ...
The role of statistics in quantum scale observation explains microscale behaviour
Jun 07, 2016
There is a gap in the theory explaining what is happening at the macroscopic scale, in the realm of our everyday lives, and at the quantum level, at microscopic scale. In this paper published in EPJ D , Holger Hofmann from ...