Large Hadron Collider

Quantum physicists conclude necessary makeup of elusive tetraquarks

<b>Quark Quirks Called Tetraquarks</b><p>Everything in the universe is made up of atoms — except, of course, atoms themselves. They’re made up of <i>subatomic</i> …

Physics

Waterloo institute to take on the universe with new cosmology-focused research hub

Canada's premier centre for investigating the nature of reality has just taken on its biggest challenge, at least in terms of subject matter.<p>On Monday, Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ont., announced the institute is establishing a new "Centre …

Theoretical Physics

Dark Matter: The Mystery Substance Physics Still Can't Identify

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>The …

Dark Matter

Measurements from CERN suggest the possibility of a new physics

A New Quantum Physics?<p>During the mid- to late-twentieth century, quantum physicists picked apart the unified theory of physics that Einstein’s theory …

Physics

We Should Toss That $450M da Vinci into a Particle Accelerator - The Crux

By Carl Engelking | November 17, 2017 3:57 pm<p>A portrait of the world’s most recognizable person, Jesus Christ, painted by an icon whose renown …

Art History

Two Teams Have Simultaneously Unearthed Evidence Of An Exotic New Particle

A few months ago, physicists observed a new subatomic particle - essentially an awkwardly-named, crazy cousin of the proton. Its mere existence has …

Physics

Move over, Indiana Jones: Physicists are the new tomb raiders

<b>(CNN) —</b> Indiana Jones is forever imprinted in our collective consciousness as a quintessential tomb raider. With a jaunty fedora and a leather whip, he careens across the Egyptian desert, discovering long-lost ancient secrets. Everybody knows how it works.<p>Except in the most recent, and exciting, …

Opinion

50 things you need to know

SYDNEY — From the moment the keynote doors opened to catching the excitement of the Melbourne Cup to the close of the last breakout session, the …

Red Hat

Lenovo says AI crucial for enterprise as it announces new tech for training machine-learning systems

Lenovo releases new hardware and software for streamlining machine-learning on a high-performance computer systems.<p><i>Video: Can machine learning bail</i> …

Machine Learning

The Idea of Creating a New Universe in the Lab Is No Joke

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

Space Science

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Particle Accelerators

Physicists Shrink Plans for Next Major Collider

Limited funding and a dearth of newly discovered particles are forcing physicists to cut back plans for their next major accelerator project: a …

Higgs Boson

When The Quality Of Your Code Becomes The Quality Of Your Brand

In an increasingly competitive market environment, today’s companies are often required to introduce innovative new technologies to successfully differentiate and improve brands. For example, a wide range of manufactured goods — from vehicles to home temperature sensors to televisions — are …

DevOps

SLAC knows how the universe works. Now it's targeting your needs

A particle accelerator's $1 billion upgrade could lead to improvements in electronic gear. Also in SLAC's sights: better batteries and cancer treatments.<p>You could be forgiven for thinking the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's glory days are long over.<p>The particle accelerator, originally called …

Physics

What Happens If China Makes First Contact?

As America has turned away from searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, China has built the world’s largest radio dish for precisely that purpose.<p>Last January, the Chinese Academy of Sciences invited Liu Cixin, China’s preeminent science-fiction writer, to visit its new state-of-the-art radio …

Long-form Journalism

Vatican conference on Europe shows plans for it to be involved in its politics continue

COGwriter Some have been meeting about Europe: (Re)Thinking Europe Dialogue gathered in the Vatican City around 350 high-level Church and EU …

Christianity

Quark fusion makes ten times as much energy as nuclear fusion

Scientists have overcome huge barriers in the past year to get us even closer to nuclear fusion, and with it a near-limitless supply of clean energy. But, what if there's something far more powerful out there? According to researchers at Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago, there is, …

Physics

Perimeter Public Lecture: How 'useless' science led to the Large Hadron Collider

Watch this month’s Perimeter Public Lecture—fascinating science brought to the masses—with Pauline Gagnon on Nov. 8 at 7 PM ET<p>It would be outrageous …

Particle Accelerators

Large Hadron Collider may help Europe produce massive quark-fusion energy

<i>Large Hadron Collider CMS Particle Detector (Tighef)</i><p>Discoveries related to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider are again in the news:<p><i>Researchers, building</i> …

Particle Accelerators

The GOP Tax Plan Will Destroy Graduate Education

For millions of young people, the American dream is to study the thing you’re most passionate about at the highest levels possible, and then use those skills and that knowledge to build a life you’ll be fulfilled with. For some of us, the American dream includes many years of graduate school and …

Higher Education

'Quark Fusion' Could Outperform Nuclear Fusion

The hypothesized future power source could generate eight times as much energy as hydrogen fusion.<p>In a few decades, we might get all our power from nuclear fusion. Researchers have been working to build functional nuclear fusion reactors, which mimic the fusion reactions that occur in the sun to …

Physics

Nobel-Winning Physicist Worried About 100 Chocolate Coin Wager Over New Particles

Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek was optimistic back in 2012. After all, he’d just won a wager after scientists had just announced their Higgs boson …

Geek

How to build one of Earth's largest telescopes

Huge telescopes dot mountainsides around the world.<p>From Hawaii to Chile, scientists seek out the perfect site with fair weather and dark, clear skies …

Space

Scientists watched a subatomic event more powerful than a hydrogen bomb—and nearly hid the discovery

Two teeny tiny particles can theoretically collide to create a "quarksplosion" with eight times more energy than the reaction that powers hydrogen …

Particle Accelerators

Our universe should not exist, CERN antimatter study confirms

One of the deepest and most enduring mysteries in the study of the universe is why anything exists at all.<p>It really shouldn’t, not according to the …

Physics

Subatomic Particles Reveal a Hidden Void in the Great Pyramid of Giza

In December 2015, a group of scientists carried tools into a chamber inside of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Usually, the room was sealed from the …

Egypt

Dark matter: The mystery substance in most of the universe

Most of all matter in the universe is invisible dark matter – between Earth and the edge of the observable universe<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>The past few decades have ushered in an amazing era in the science of cosmology. A diverse array of high-precision measurements has …

Dark Matter

Our universe should not exist, CERN antimatter study confirms | The Province

A new cutting edge experiment reveals the vast depths of human ignorance about the cosmos. Why didn't antimatter and matter annihilate each other …

Physics

New particles may "signal the breaking point of the Standard Model"

Anomalous Decays<p>Operated by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest particle …

Particle Accelerators