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2008-09-10 09:00:05

A beam of particles successfully completed its first lap in the multibillion-dollar Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, scientists said.

2008-09-05 12:00:00

By Rebecca McQuillan reports LOOK outside your window. Is it a beautiful day? Is it raining again? If so, welcome it, go out now in your socks and run about in it. Kiss a stranger. Make the most of every minute, because the doomsayers predict that we might not be here at Christmas.

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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.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.