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2008-08-21 19:46:27

The field of particle physics is poised to enter unknown territory with the startup of a massive new accelerator--the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)--in Europe this summer. On September 10, LHC scientists will attempt to send the first beam of protons speeding around the accelerator.

2008-07-01 18:00:00

By GARETH DEIGHAN THE secrets of the universe could soon be unlocked with the help of the brain power of North East scientists.

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2008-04-08 00:10:00

British physicist Peter Higgs said Monday he believes the discovery of a subatomic particle, whose existence he postulated about 40 years ago, would take place within the next year.

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2008-03-31 15:25:00

Université de Montréal physicist Claude Leroy a key figure among international team that designed world's biggest particle physics detector

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2008-03-28 09:00:00

One of the most significant moments in the history of science may come after a new particle collider starts work this year beneath the Swiss-French border, according to a renowned physicist, Brian Greene.

2008-02-29 12:02:43

Today the ATLAS1 collaboration at CERN2 celebrates the lowering of its last large detector element.

2008-01-31 17:15:00

When the world's most powerful particle accelerator starts up later this year, exotic new particles may offer a glimpse of the existence and shapes of extra dimensions.

2008-01-28 11:40:00

Squarks, photinos, selectrons, neutralinos. These are just a few types of supersymmetric particles, a special brand of particle that may be created when the world's most powerful atom smasher goes online this spring.

2007-11-22 09:16:39

British poet William Blake once wrote that a world was contained in a grain of sand.

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2006-07-12 09:07:23

What if the tiniest components of matter were somehow different from the way they exist now, perhaps only slightly different or maybe a lot? What if they had been different from the moment the universe began in the big bang? Would matter as we know it be the same? Would humans even exist?


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.