Michael Thomas White

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Two years ago the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced. What's new?

The Large Hadron Collider, in its 27km tunnel under the Franco-Swiss border, has been under maintenance since early 2013. No particles have been colliding, and no new data have been flowing through the high-bandwidth cables spreading across the world ready to feed eager physicists with new …

Is medical marijuana really as effective as advocates claim?

The New York Times points out a lack of research, but fails to emphasize the policies blocking it<p>Legalized medical marijuana has gained tremendous ground throughout the United States in the past decade, especially in recent years. Although it is still classified by the federal government as an …

'Compressive sensing' provides new approach to measuring a quantum system

(Phys.org) —In quantum physics, momentum and position are an example of conjugate variables. This means they are connected by Heisenberg's …

Cambridge team breaks superconductor world record

A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken by a team led by University of Cambridge engineers, harnessing the equivalent of …

'Cosmic own goal' another clue in hunt for dark matter

The hunt for dark matter has taken another step forward thanks to new supercomputer simulations showing the evolution of our 'local Universe' from …