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2011-08-23 13:00:47

  Physicists are hinting that the Higgs-Boson particle, sometimes referred to as the “God particle”, may be nonexistent. According to the AFP news agency, physicists announced at a European conference that a big atom-smasher experiment had shown tantalizing hints of the Higgs-Boson, as the search to identify the particle enters the final stretch with results expected late next year. Physicist Howard Gordon, deputy US ATLAS operations program manager told AFP,...

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2011-07-23 05:40:00

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) may have gotten their first look at the so-called "God particle" -- the fabled massive elementary particle known as the Higgs boson -- according to BBC News reports published Friday. According to BBC Science Correspondent Ian Sample, officials at the Geneva-based particle physics laboratory announced the possible discovery during the 2011 Europhysics Conference on High-Energy Physics...

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2011-05-18 05:55:00

Physicists may finally be close to answering one of the biggest mysteries in science "“ whether or not a "God particle", or Higgs boson, exists. In theory, the Higgs boson is responsible for mass, without which there would be no gravity and no universe. The notional sub-atomic Higgs particle was named after British physicist Peter Higgs, who proposed its existence in 1964. Until now, the massive energies required to extract the Higgs from the building blocks of matter have not been...

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2011-04-27 06:10:00

Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) played down claims of a significant discovery, after a leaked memo hinted that the elusive "God particle" may have been found. Experts say speculation of the dramatic finding for the Higgs boson particle is premature. The leak surfaced online and then was spread rapidly among the scientific community. A spokesman for CERN -- the European Organization for Nuclear Research -- confirmed that the note was authentic. But he told BBC News that the...

2011-03-01 07:00:00

NUREMBERG, Germany, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At Embedded World 2011, iVeia today announced the Atlas-I-Z7e(TM), a small form factor processing module featuring the newly launched Zynq(TM)-7000 Extensible Processing Platform from Xilinx. The Zynq devices integrate 28-nm programmable logic technology with embedded dual ARM® Cortex(TM)-A9 processors enabling a new level of performance for low-power applications. The Atlas-I-Z7e is nearly half the size of a credit card...

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2011-02-21 09:55:00

In a recent webcast from NSF, physicists from the LHC discussed the search for the Higgs boson in 2011 and beyond View a webcast with Gustaaf Brooijmans of Columbia University and the US ATLAS experiment, and Aaron Dominguez of the University of Nebraska and the US CMS experiment. This February, researchers will renew their search for one of the universe's most elusive mysteries, the Higgs boson--a hypothetical particle that if found would give an insight into why particles have certain...

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2011-02-10 10:39:10

Scientists at the CERN research center said on Wednesday that they would be moving ahead cautiously this year to avoid any possible breakdown in their Large Hadron Collider (LHC). They said that if all goes well they would step up the energy of particle collisions that most feel is vital to bring them near to finding the most mythical Higgs boson and evidence for the existence of dark matter. "We are pushing the limits," physicist Marco Zanetti told a seminar for CERN staff attended by...

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2011-01-31 12:40:00

CERN announced on Monday that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will run through the end of 2012 with a short technical stop at the end of 2011. The decision to keep the LHC running gives its experiments a good chance of finding new physics in the next two years, before the LHC goes into a long shutdown to prepare for higher energy running starting 2014. CERN management made the decision after the annual planning workshop held in Charmonix last week. "If LHC continues to improve in 2011 as...

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2010-11-29 10:55:00

After less than three weeks of heavy-ion running, the three experiments studying lead ion collisions at the LHC have already brought new insight into matter as it would have existed in the very first instants of the Universe's life. The ALICE experiment, which is optimized for the study of heavy ions, published two papers just a few days after the start of lead-ion running. Now, the first direct observation of a phenomenon known as jet quenching has been made by both the ATLAS and CMS...

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2010-11-08 13:54:00

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has taken new steps by smashing together lead ions instead of protons to create a "mini-Big Bang." Scientists working at the particle smasher achieved the feat on November 7. Experts working with the LHC created temperatures a million times hotter than the center of the sun. The LHC lies under the French-Swiss border near Geneva in a 16-mile long circular tunnel. The world's highest-energy particle accelerator has been colliding protons in search for the...