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CERN Narrows Search For Higgs Boson
2011-11-25 06:10:31

The search for the elusive particle believed to help form the universe following the Big Bang nearly 14 billion years ago has been narrowed down to a specific location on the mass spectrum, and researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) should either find it -- or definitively prove that it doesn't exist -- sometime next year. On Thursday, CERN researcher James Gilles told Robert Evans of Reuters that the "high mass region" of the mass spectrum "has now been...

New Tests Confirm Neutrinos Are Still Faster Than Light
2011-11-18 12:36:05

Scientists who believed to have found in September that certain neutrinos travel faster than light have ruled out a potential source of error in their measurements after completing a second round of tests, further fracturing Einstein´s theory of relativity. The team´s results, posted on the ArXiv preprint server this morning, confirmed their earlier measurements that neutrinos, sent through the ground from CERN -- on the Swiss-French border -- to the Gran Sasso lab in Italy 450...

CERN Launches Upgrade Project For The Large Hadron Collider
2011-11-17 06:05:43

Physicists from around the world kicked off a major initiative on Wednesday to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN -- the world´s leading laboratory for particle physics -- into a vastly more powerful space research machine by 2020. The work brings together scientists and engineers from some 14 European institutions, Japan and the United States, with the goal of developing new technologies in fields ranging from super-conducting magnets to energy transfer lines. While...

Scientists To Revisit Speed Of Light Neutrino Experiment
2011-10-28 11:37:16

The scientists who reported about particles that moved faster than light said on Friday that they were going to revisit their experiment. The scientists said that they began a new test earlier this week because critics of the experiment say the results were "a statistical quirk," according to the AFP news agency. The team said on September 23 that they measured neutrinos that traveled about 3.75 miles per second faster than the velocity of light, breaking Einstein's claim of light being...

Relativity Corrections Could Explain Faster Than Light Neutrinos
2011-10-18 04:47:05

When researchers at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) observed what they believed to be sub-atomic particles moving faster than the speed of light, some believed that the discovery could challenge the very fundamental laws of the universe. It appears that those concerns were unfounded, as new research from scientists has shed light on exactly why CERN officials believe they witnessed beams of tiny particles of neutrinos traveling 60 nanoseconds (or 60 billionths of a second)...

Image 1 - Higgs Boson App Released For Android Devices
2011-10-10 08:30:44

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider -- located on the French-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland -- have unveiled a new free app for Google Android phones and tablet computers that lets users see events unfolding live inside the particle accelerator in a 3D view. The app, called LHSEE, has already been downloaded more than 10,000 times. It was created by scientists, led by Dr Alan Barr, at Oxford University and has full approval of CERN. While the app doesn´t capture everything,...

Have CERN Experiments Broken The Speed Of Light?
2011-09-23 05:06:58

  Researchers at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) are reporting that they have discovered sub-atomic particles moving faster than the speed of light -- a finding which, if verified, could well turn the fundamental laws of the universe on their ear. According to various media reports Thursday, the experiment responsible for the discovery involved sending 15,000 beams of tiny particles known as neutrinos from the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland to the Gran...

Higgs May Be Detected As Early As Christmas
2011-09-02 12:30:05

  Researchers at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) said that the hunt for the Higgs particle is well ahead of schedule, according to BBC News. They said earlier this year they would either discover the Higgs or confirm is does not exist by the end of 2012. The Higgs Boson is the particle that in the physics "Standard Model" allows other particles to have mass. The discovery or elimination of the particle is one of the LHC's major objectives, and it may come as early as...

science-082511-006
2011-08-25 11:37:37

  Our understanding of how clouds form may need to be revised, according to new research published in the journal Nature. The study has found that one or more unidentified organic gases have a significant influence on the Earth's cloud cover. The research has implications for certain predictions about climate change because aerosol particles and the clouds they seed have a cooling effect on the Earth by reflecting radiation from the sun. Jasper Kirkby, head of the Cosmics...


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