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CERN Scientists To Ramp Up LHC Output
2012-02-14 08:18:33

CERN physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland are to increase the machine´s energy output to embark on a last-ditch journey to find the elusive Higgs boson, a theoretical “God particle” that could change physics as we know it. Scientists say the 14 percent boost in the proton beams´ energies should improve the collider´s chances of finding “new physics” and definitively confirming or denying the existence of the...

2011-12-06 23:39:07

Physicists at Mainz University significantly improve the calculation method for scattering experiments in particle physics Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have set a new record for the calculation of scattering amplitudes. This kind of calculation is used to predict the outcome of accelerator experiments in which high-energy particles collide with one another. However, the calculations become increasingly difficult the greater the number of orders the physicists...

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2011-10-10 08:30:44

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider -- located on the French-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland -- have unveiled a new free app for Google Android phones and tablet computers that lets users see events unfolding live inside the particle accelerator in a 3D view. The app, called LHSEE, has already been downloaded more than 10,000 times. It was created by scientists, led by Dr Alan Barr, at Oxford University and has full approval of CERN. While the app doesn´t capture everything,...

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2011-08-23 13:00:47

  Physicists are hinting that the Higgs-Boson particle, sometimes referred to as the “God particle”, may be nonexistent. According to the AFP news agency, physicists announced at a European conference that a big atom-smasher experiment had shown tantalizing hints of the Higgs-Boson, as the search to identify the particle enters the final stretch with results expected late next year. Physicist Howard Gordon, deputy US ATLAS operations program manager told AFP,...

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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...

2010-11-02 00:00:36

Cities and Municipalities around the country are evaluating energy efficient, high illuminance street and area lighting to reduce energy consumption, reduce carbon footprints, reduce maintenance costs, improve visibility, and improve public safety. The City of Olathe has purchased Worldwide Energy, Inc.'s LEP-Light Emitting Plasma fixtures to use in their analysis of energy efficient options. Olathe, KS (PRWEB) November 1, 2010 Cities and Municipalities around the country are evaluating...

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2010-09-18 06:40:00

Europe's particle research center CERN said Friday that budget cuts are forcing the center to shut down its accelerators for a year in 2012, but its flagship "Big Bang" machine will remain unaffected. CERN said that its high-profile drive to study the origins of the cosmos would continue as planned as it announced the trimmed-down budget. The center said that it would delay upgrades to the Large Hadron Collider's beam intensity by a year, meaning scientists will have to wait until 2016 for...

2010-06-01 10:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and ADELAIDE, Australia, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- LUXIM and Australia's leading lighting company, Gerard Lighting Group (GLG), today announced a strategic partnership agreement. The deal allows GLG to deploy LUXIM's Light Emitting Plasma(TM) (LEP) in a series of energy-efficient fixtures for high-intensity applications that include street and area lighting, among others. The first products -- which promise energy savings of over 50 percent -- will be launched soon...

2010-05-13 11:00:00

LAS VEGAS, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In the clearest sign yet that Light Emitting Plasma(TM) (LEP) has hit the mainstream as a solution for high-intensity lighting applications, this week's LIGHTFAIR International trade show features more luminaires using plasma technology than any prior show. 40-plus fixtures on display at the Vegas exhibition are illuminated by LUXIM's tic-tac-sized LEP product. This is five times as many as last year. And for the third consecutive year, LEP appeared in...


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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.