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New Magnet Set To Help LHC Reach New Heights
2013-07-15 04:55:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have successfully tested a powerful new magnet that will be playing a big role in developing a new beam for CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Researchers collaborated to build a powerful superconducting quadrupole magnet to increase LHC luminosity by an order of magnitude. This new system will help the LHC produce 10 times more high-energy collisions than it was originally designed for. The HQ02a is the latest in the...

CERN Collaborates With Rackspace
2013-07-01 14:02:05

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cloud computing is attempting to boldly go farther than computing systems have gone before, on a mission to discover the origins of the universe. CERN openlab will use Raskspace to deliver a hybrid cloud solution under a year-long agreement. The CERN openlab project, which provides a framework to test and validate information technologies, will work together with Rackspace to provide a handful of joint initiatives that focus on creating...

CERN Scientists Continue The Hunt For World's First Web Page
2013-06-12 11:05:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN, are working hard to uncover the world´s first Web page, but are struggling due to the nature of how data is shared. Tim Berners-Lee invented the Web in 1990 while working on an unsanctioned project at CERN. He used a NeXT computer that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs designed during the 1980s. Dan Noyes, who oversees CERN's website,...

Cern Recreates First Ever Webpage
2013-05-01 10:17:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Internet has grown to such an enormous size and ubiquitous presence that it may be quite difficult to define what it really is. For many, the Internet simply “is,” while the more tech savvy may refer to it as a series of interconnected computers and servers run by protocols. In its earliest form, it was described this way: “The WorldWideWeb (W3) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval...

CERN Finds Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry
2013-04-24 14:40:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at CERN have submitted a paper to be published in the journal Physical Review Letters about the first observation of matter-antimatter asymmetry. The team said they made the observation while looking at the decay rate of particles known as B0s mesons. They now say that their findings indicate that antimatter decays at a faster rate than antimatter. Matter and antimatter are thought to have existed in equal amounts at the...

2013-04-05 11:40:48

UC San Diego/Open Science Grid Collaboration Speeds Quest for Dark Matter Discovery Gordon, the unique supercomputer launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Under a partnership between a team of...

LHC Upgrade Could Create A New Physics
2013-04-03 11:39:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Cern, Switzerland have begun the process of upgrading. The $105-million upgrade should double the potential energy of what is already the world's most powerful particle accelerator. BBC News reports that the scientists believe the upgrade will enable them to discover more new particles like the Higgs boson discovery last year that will lead to a more complete theory of how the Universe...

Higgs Boson Finding Gets Strong Support From New Analyses
2013-03-14 11:52:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) says the latest analysis of data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator indicates that scientists did find the elusive Higgs boson particle last year. Last summer, scientists at CERN announced that they had potentially discovered the so-called ℠God particle´ but waited for further analysis to be performed before making it official. The new particle...

Is The Universe Infinite? Not Likely, Say Physicists
2013-02-19 14:23:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) told reporters the universe may not be infinite after all. Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist with FNAL in Batavia, Illinois, spoke to reporters at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Boston, saying recent calculations show its "bad news" for the future of the universe. "It may be that the universe we live in is inherently...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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