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2010-12-07 00:00:45

Researchers at RIKEN, Japan's flagship research institution, have successfully devised the world's first experimental technique for measuring ground-state hyperfine transitions of antihydrogen. By enabling scientists to test fundamental theories of symmetry and gravity, the new technique promises to shed light on some of the most profound mysteries of our universe. (PRWeb UK) December 6, 2010 New technique for antihydrogen synthesis promises answers to mysteries of antimatter Researchers...

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2010-12-03 13:38:05

Directors of the CERN research center said that new data on the origins of the universe is pouring in so quickly that physicists may extend the current opening phase of their "Big Bang" project to the end of 2012. An extension could lead to an early discovery of the elusive Higgs boson, which is believed to have turned an amorphous mass of particles into solid matter at the birth of the universe. "There is a big window for new discoveries opening up and we want to ensure the momentum of...

2010-12-02 15:46:52

Europe's leading scientists urge creation of a CERN for Mathematics Europe needs an Institute of Industrial Mathematics to tighten the link between maths and industry as an enabler of innovation "“ putting maths at the heart of Europe's innovation, according to the European Science Foundation in a report launched today in Brussels at the "Maths and Industry" Conference. Such an Institute would help not only to overcome the fragmentation that currently characterises mathematics research...

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2010-11-18 06:15:00

Physicists working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced on Wednesday that they had successfully trapped and stored antimatter atoms for the first time ever. Scientists from the Geneva, Switzerland-based research organization, in association with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley, trapped a substance known as antihydrogen--the antimatter equivalent of hydrogen. The international...

2010-11-17 22:08:44

Discovery may challenge physics fundamentals In the movie Angels and Demons, scientists have solved one of the most perplexing scientific problems: the capture and storage of antimatter. In real life, trapping atomic antimatter has never been accomplished, until now. A team made up of researchers from the University of Calgary, institutions across Canada and around the world have discovered how to trap atomic antimatter and the results of their discovery is published in the journal Nature....

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2010-11-16 08:26:17

Scientists working at the CERN research center in Geneva, Switzerland say their "Big Bang" project should show the first proof of the existence of dimensions beyond the four known -- length, width, height and time -- as early as next year. In the past eight months of results from experiments in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the scientists have gathered preliminary findings that could prove by the end of 2011 whether or not the mysterious Higgs boson really exists. A spokesman for one of...

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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...

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2010-11-04 07:10:00

Researchers working at the world's highest-energy particle accelerator on the Franco-Swiss border are nearly set to create the Big Bang on a miniature scale. Since 2009, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been smashing protons together, trying to shed light on the essential nature of matter. But for the upcoming experiments, planned for early November and running for four weeks, the team will have the accelerator collide lead ions instead. The collider, managed by the European...

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2010-10-21 05:50:00

Scientists investigating the origins of the universe are hoping the vast underground Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, will lead to new discoveries that could completely change existing views of how the cosmos works. "Parallel universes, unknown forms of matter, extra dimensions... These are not the stuff of cheap science fiction but very concrete physics theories that scientists are trying to confirm with the LHC and other experiments," Reuters quoted the...

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2010-09-22 08:06:30

Scientists working at the world's largest atom smasher said Tuesday the they believe they have discovered a new phenomenon while trying to unravel the universe's deepest secrets. One of the detectors in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment indicated that "some of the particles are intimately linked in a way not seen before in proton collisions," the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on its website. Physicist Guido Tonelli told his fellow scientists at a seminar...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.