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2014-07-07 10:02:49

Science China Press The PandaX experiment of China, which is located in the deepest underground laboratory, has released its technical design report recently. The full article will appear in SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy. The Particle and Astrophysical Xenon (PandaX) collaboration was established in 2009 and mainly supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education in China,the Natural Science Foundation of China,and Shanghai Jiao Tong...

Carbon Capture Monitoring With Cosmic Rays
2013-09-15 04:27:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from Durham University in the UK are looking towards the stars for a method to reduce costs associated with carbon capture and storage (CCS) – a process that could potentially mitigate contribution of fossil fuel emissions to global warming and ocean acidification. According to BBC News science reporter Simon Redfern, CCS involves capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from fuel as it is burned at a power station. That CO2...

2013-07-19 16:03:30

International research including the UK and Japan has confirmed that subatomic particles called neutrinos have a new form of identity-shifting property. Announced today (19 July 2013) these results could one day help scientists explain why the universe contains matter but very little antimatter. The findings are further confirmation from the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan of neutrinos changing between different types, or oscillating, in a new way. Dr Alfons Weber, Professor of Physics...

Massive Electromagnet To Be Moved From New York To Chicago
2013-06-17 08:03:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A super-massive electromagnet scheduled to be moved from Long Island to Chicago beginning this past weekend has been postponed due to inclement weather. The 50-foot-wide, circular electromagnet will be carefully moved in one piece from its current home in New York to the US Department of Energy´s (DOE) Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois, where it will become part of the Muon g-2 experiment. The...

Proton May Have Lost Weight
2013-01-25 08:27:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, released this week in the journal Science, shows that even in the world of sub-atomic particles, size matters. An international group of scientists led by Aldo Antognini, a physicist at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, say the proton, a basic building block of all matter, appears to be smaller than previously thought. This finding, which confirms a similar result the team showed in 2010, may open new...

Supersymmetry Physics Theory Fails Important Test
2012-11-12 16:48:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are on the verge of squashing an important physics theory known as supersymmetry (SUSY). The Supersymmetry theory helps to explain some of the inconsistencies in the traditional theory of subatomic physics. New observations reported at the Hadron Collider Physics conference in Kyoto, Japan are not consistent with many of the most likely models of the theory. Researchers had...

Cosmic Rays Help Diagnose Nuclear Reactors
2012-10-18 13:50:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online They may not be using alien technology, but physicists from Los Alamos National Laboratory are looking to outer space for help in diagnosing a damaged nuclear reactors like the one that caused massive evacuations around the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011. According to their report in the journal Physical Letters, the research team from Los Alamos National Laboratory has found a way to use cosmic ray radiation to...

2011-09-06 11:38:03

They were always mysterious. 26 years had to pass before the prediction of theoretical physics was confirmed and the existence of neutrinos was finally proven experimentally in 1956. The reason for this ordeal: Neutrinos only interact by the weak interaction with other particles of matter. When a cosmic neutrino approaches the earth, it has the best chance of passing through the whole globe unhindered. It is correspondingly difficult to find direct evidence of neutrinos with the help of a...

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2011-08-16 10:55:00

A new Chinese experiment could help explain why matter predominates over antimatter in the universe. The Daya Bay experiment aims to explain the mystery by using antineutrinos as a probe to measure a crucial type of transformation called neutrino mixing. "Right now there is not a good understanding of what causes the matter-antimatter imbalance in the universe," Karsten Heeger, a University of Wisconsin"“Madison physics professor and one of the leading scientists in the experiment,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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