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2011-08-11 11:15:00

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) team is looking to the public to help it hunt for the Higgs boson particle. "Volunteers can now actively help physicists in the search for new fundamental particles that will provide insights into the origin of our Universe, by contributing spare computing power from their personal computers and laptops," read a statement from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research which runs the LHC. The Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid is a $141...

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2011-07-26 06:15:00

The scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have been unsuccessful in proving the existence of the so-called "God particle" so far, but they are getting close, according to various media reports on Monday. According to AFP reporter Marlowe Hood, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located at the CERN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, have yet to discover the Higgs boson, a sub-atomic particle believed to have played an important role in the creation...

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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...

2011-06-17 08:00:00

TORONTO, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Platform Computing, the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, today announced that its collaboration and technology partnership with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has been recognized as a 2011 Honors Laureate candidate by Computerworld. The annual award program, which honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change, recognized CERN's...

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2011-06-06 06:05:00

In a study published in the journal Nature Physics, researchers report trapping some 300 antihydrogen atoms for a record 16 minutes, a stunning technical feat that promises deeper insights into the mysteries of antimatter. Particles and anti-particles annihilate each other in a small flash of energy when they collide making the study of them extremely difficult. Fourteen-million years ago, at the moment of the big bang, matter and antimatter are believed to have existed in equal quantities....

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2011-05-24 07:33:04

A senior physicist said on Monday that the CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) set a new record in its quest to pinpoint the elusive particle known as the Higgs Boson. "Last night, a symbolic frontier was crossed," said Michel Spiro, president of the board of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), according to the AFP news agency. The rate of sub-atomic collisions at the world's biggest particle collider has multiplied 10-fold in the last month. The 16.9-mile tunnel is...

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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...

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2011-04-23 08:20:54

Scientists reported on Friday that they smashed particles together at a record intensity. Researchers working at the CERN physics research center reported that they fed beams into the giant Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with 6 percent more particles per unit than the previous record held by the U.S. Fermilab's Tevatron collider last year. "There's a lot of excitement at CERN today, and a tangible feeling that we're on the threshold of new discovery," Serge Bertolucci, CERN's Director for...

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2011-04-18 06:20:00

"Israel is joining an exclusive club, which provides unusual visibility, exposure, prestige and international status," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in announcing the cabinet decision that it had approved the country's membership in the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), becoming the research group's first non-European delegation, AFP is reporting. Netanyahu tells AFP that membership in the organization, reflected the "capabilities of Israeli scientists and constitutes...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.