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Search For Dark Matter: XENON100 Search Sets Record Limits
2012-07-19 06:09:01

Scientists from the XENON collaboration announced a new result from their search for dark matter. The analysis of data taken with the XENON100 detector during 13 months of operation at the Gran Sasso Laboratory (Italy) provided no evidence for the existence of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), the leading dark matter candidates. Two events being observed are statistically consistent with one expected event from background radiation. Compared to their previous 2011 result the...

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2012-03-30 12:32:30

The Italian professor who claimed particles were moving faster than the speed of light has resigned after his finding was overturned. Italy's National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) said Antonio Ereditato has stepped down as coordinator of the OPERA experiment. The experiment was measuring the speed at which sub-atomic particles called neutrinos travelled from the CERN research center in Geneva to Gran Sasso in central Italy. At first, the researchers believe the particles had...