Great expectations from fewer collisions
Sep 22, 2016
Usually, the motto of the LHC is 'maximum luminosity' (in other words, as many collisions as possible).
Nucleon interactions key to quantum phase transition
Sep 20, 2016
Research led by North Carolina State University sheds new light on the ways in which protons and neutrons can bind and even undergo a quantum phase transition. The work has implications for understanding the connections between ...
Simple math, antimatter, and the birth of the Universe
Sep 15, 2016
If x2 = 4, then what is x? Did you just think "2"? Is that correct? Well, yes and no. The fact that there is a parallel but equally valid answer that x is negative 2 has been a difficult and intriguing conundrum to everyone ...
Estimates of diesel soot pollution will help Arctic environment
Sep 15, 2016
Engines that burn diesel can spew a large amount of pollution containing soot particles. These particles have an impact on health and climate in some of the world's most sensitive regions. Researchers at Pacific Northwest ...
Only Canadian-led experiment at Large Hadron Collider gets first results
Sep 14, 2016
While Canadians were winning medals at the Olympics in Rio de Janiero this summer, MoEDAL (pronounced "medal"), the only Canadian-led experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, celebrated its first published ...
ALMA spots possible formation site of icy giant planet
Sep 14, 2016
Astronomers found signs of a growing planet around TW Hydra, a nearby young star, using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Based on the distance from the central star and the distribution of tiny dust ...
Putting cells through their paces
Sep 12, 2016
The spheroid is the width of a few human hairs and made up of 25,000 human lung cells clustered together with iron particle, suspended in a fluid that runs though a microscopic obstacle course of channels sealed between glass.
Researchers develop Gas Gain Stabilization System for TRT ATLAS
Sep 09, 2016
The Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT) is part of the ATLAS inner detector at the CERN LHC.The basic tracker element is named "straw." Straw is a simple gas detector, a long, thin (~ 1 m in length) drift tube filled with ...
NASA's 1st asteroid-sampler poised for evening liftoff
Sep 08, 2016
NASA's first asteroid-sampling spacecraft was poised for an evening takeoff Thursday as crowds gathered to witness the start of its seven-year quest.
Hypothetical new particle could solve two major problems in particle physics
Sep 08, 2016 feature
(Phys.org)—Although the Large Hadron Collider's enormous 13 TeV energy is more than sufficient to detect many particles that theorists have predicted to exist, no new particles have been discovered since the Higgs boson ...