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2014-07-28 08:30:16

SINGAPORE, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, today announced that it is now close to having its patented LFS scintillation crystals approved for use at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment has requested specially designed plates of LFS-3 crystals for testing...

2014-04-23 12:20:53

TUCSON, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Cold War rekindles, PhysiciansforCivilDefense.org is offering free color-indicating expedient radiation detectors to all U.S. police and firefighters. This technology was created by the Department of Defense to aid first responders in response to 9/11. The radiation detectors look like dots and darken in dangerous radiation. They are peel and stick and can be attached to a drivers license or ID card. The U.S. Department...

Space Radiation Detectors Placed Onboard Space Station
2012-12-22 06:07:15

[ Watch the Video: Solar Eruption in Full HD ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online During his trip to the International Space Station (ISS), Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield carried with him a new set of instruments designed to help measure the amount of radiation an astronaut absorbs during a typical trip into space. The radiation measured by the devices is called neutron radiation. It is one of the more dangerous types officials from the Canadian Space Agency...

2011-06-08 16:05:25

KICP's Juan Collar leads a team that detected a seasonal signal variation compatible with dark matter theory. In an interview, he discusses the significance of the finding, what will be needed to prove the existence of dark matter, and how turning to an old technology is helping scientists in the 21st Century. A DARK MATTER DETECTOR  about 700 meters below the ground in a Minnesota mine has recorded a seasonal modulation in staggeringly faint electrical pulses "“ the possible...

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2010-04-08 15:02:57

A new high-speed integrated circuit to reliably transmit data in the demanding environment of the world's largest physics experiment is the fastest of its kind. This new "link-on-chip" "” or LOC serializer circuit "” was designed by physicists at Southern Methodist University in Dallas as a component for use in a key experiment of the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Europe. The miniscule SMU LOC serializer was designed for ATLAS, which is the largest particle...

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2010-04-08 06:40:00

Scientists at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) have created 10 million miniature Big Bangs in one week using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. James Gilles told Robert Evans of the news agency that in the week following the LHC's first successful particle collisions at 7 terra electron volts (TeV), the device was "looking pretty good" and that CERN was "getting a mass of data for the analysts in laboratories all around the world to get...

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2008-08-12 10:55:00

Students from OSU's Radiation Physics Laboratory built and successfully launched a cosmic radiation detector this summer that reached the edge of outer space.  Carried by a helium-filled balloon 12 inches in diameter, the detector flew for more than two hours and reached 104,000 feet in altitude.  The device recorded radiation levels at the varying altitudes "“ information that will be used by NASA to develop instrumentation for space flight. "This is really amazing," said...

2008-03-24 01:56:49

This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation On the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 22, the cold, wet wind was enough to shock me awake as I arrived at the surface assembly building above the cavern of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment , a subatomic particle detector that is a key component in the subterranean Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that straddles the French and Swiss Borders. One of the largest international...


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