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2014-12-09 07:28:21

Researchers from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California have set a new world record by exciting subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator.

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2014-11-09 06:07:16

More than two years after physicists from the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle, scientists continue to debate whether or not the new elementary particle they detected was actually the elusive Higgs boson.

Particle Colliders Yield Big Results When Limiting Chaos
2014-06-30 03:19:44

When beams with trillions of particles go zipping around at near light speed, there's bound to be some chaos. Limiting that chaos in particle colliders is crucial for the groundbreaking results such experiments are designed to deliver.

Tabletop Particle Accelerator Laser Light Does Not Have To Be As Powerful
2014-05-29 05:07:42

Creating your own tabletop particle accelerator just got a little bit easier, according to scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), who report that the laser lights used in these miniature units do not have to be as precise as previously believed.

Turning Light Into Matter: Scientists Say 80-Year-Old Theory Is Provable
2014-05-19 08:30:22

First theorized in 1934 by a pair of scientists – Gregory Breit and John Wheeler – turning light into matter was deemed a fantastical and equally impossible feat.

Large Hadron Collider Predecessor May Be Four Times Larger, Much More Powerful
2014-02-21 14:27:41

Scientists gathered in Geneva, Switzerland last week to consider the possibility of building a particle accelerator four times the size as the current largest accelerator in the world.

Earth's Van Allen Belts Thrust Particles To Near The Speed Of Light
2013-12-04 14:38:49

Researchers used data from the Van Allen Probes to reveal that the high-energy particles populating the radiation belts can be accelerated to nearly the speed of light. This finding comes on the heels of a related discovery showing similar particle acceleration but on a microscopic, rather than planetary, scale.

Accelerator On A Chip
2013-09-28 04:45:02

A new technique used by researchers from the US Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University could dramatically reduce the size of particle accelerators.

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

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.


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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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