Latest Particle physics Stories

2014-10-07 08:20:53

Company Receives Fourth Order from Russia, The Second Largest Rail Network in the World ZANESVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXION International Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX® rail ties/sleepers and STRUXURE® building products, and a vertically integrated re-processor and supplier of recycled plastic, announced today that it has received a purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be...

Sterile Neutrinos Remain Elusive
2014-10-06 03:49:53

Brookhaven National Laboratory The Daya Bay Collaboration, an international group of scientists studying the subtle transformations of subatomic particles called neutrinos, is publishing its first results on the search for a so-called sterile neutrino, a possible new type of neutrino beyond the three known neutrino "flavors," or types. The existence of this elusive particle, if proven, would have a profound impact on our understanding of the universe, and could impact the design of future...

Majorana fermion
2014-10-04 08:36:22

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Princeton University have discovered an unusual new type of particle that is essentially its own antiparticle – behaving simultaneously like matter and antimatter, according to a new study currently appearing in the online edition of the journal Science. The particle, which is known as a Majorana fermion, was detected and imaged using a two-story-tall microscope floating in an ultralow-vibration lab, the researchers...

dark matter AMS
2014-09-19 07:17:18

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Thanks to a particle detector module mounted to the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS), researchers from the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science and their colleagues have collected new measurements which could help scientists learn more about the origin and characteristics of dark matter. The unit, known as the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), captures incoming cosmic rays from throughout the galaxy. Out of about 41...

2014-09-11 12:20:49

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminator Technology Group (LTG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Axion Technologies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140909/144225 Axion Technologies was founded in 1974 and designs, manufactures and supplies advanced Passenger Information, Communication and CCTV systems for the Mass Transit Industry. The acquisition of Axion will enhance our Mass Transit portfolio and augment our offering in the passenger information...

Stephen Hawking
2014-09-09 05:04:58

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Higgs boson has been hailed as one of the greatest physics discovery of all time, but preeminent scientist Stephen Hawking has a different take on the so-called God particle – he believes that it could destroy the universe. Hawking, who has previously issued similarly apocalyptic warnings against contacting aliens and advanced artificial intelligence, believes the Higgs could become suddenly unstable at extremely high energy...

dark matter
2014-09-05 09:05:24

Brendan M. Lynch, University of Kansas Astrophysicists believe that about 80 percent of the substance of our universe is made up of mysterious “dark matter” that can’t be perceived by human senses or scientific instruments. “Dark matter has not yet been detected in a lab. We infer about it from astronomical observations,” said Mikhail Medvedev, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, who has just published breakthrough research on dark matter that...

2014-09-02 04:23:45

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on Earth, physicists have for the first time confirmed the existence of low-energy neutrinos created by the “keystone” proton-proton (pp) fusion process taking place in the core of the sun, ending a search that has been going on in the scientific community for decades. The pp reaction, the researchers explain, is the first step of a reaction sequence responsible for roughly 99...

Holometer experiment
2014-08-27 04:51:25

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) will look at the very structure of our universe and answer some big questions - including whether we live inside a 2-D hologram. Fermilab researchers use a TV analogy to explain that the research is like looking at the data storage, or ‘pixels’ of space. We can look at our universe in the same way as looking closely at a TV...

2014-08-25 23:02:41

Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory simulated the birth of the universe using Livermore's 5-petaflop Vulcan high performance computer. The research appears in the Aug. 18 edition of Physical Review Letters. Livermore, California (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Using a calculation originally proposed seven years ago to be performed on a petaflop computer, Lawrence Livermore researchers computed conditions that simulate the birth of the universe. When the universe was...

Latest Particle physics Reference Libraries

2014-01-12 00:00:00

Physics is a natural science involving the study of matter and its motion through space-time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. On a broader scale, it also involves the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Physics was part of natural philosophy until the Scientific Revolution in the 16th century, when the natural...

2009-05-28 16:17:41

Physics is the scientific study of matter and its motion through space/time and its derivitives, including energy and force. It is generally the analysis of nature and is conducted to help us understand how the universe behaves. Physics comes from the Greek word physis, meaning "nature". It is among the oldest academic disciplines, and perhaps the oldest pertaining to astronomy. Physics has been considered synonymous with philosophy, chemistry, mathematics, and biology for more than 2000...

2004-10-19 04:45:44

WIMP -- In astronomy, WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles, figure into one explanation of the dark matter problem. The particles are called "weakly interacting" because they seem not to have much interaction with normal matter (electrons, protons, and neutrons) other than gravitational attraction (thus "massive"). Assuming that there are Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, these particles would then fall out of equilibrium with the universe when they are non-relativistic....

2004-10-19 04:45:42

Strange Matter -- Strange matter (also known as quark matter) is an ultra-dense phase of matter that is theorized to form inside particularly massive neutron stars (which are then known as "strange stars" or "quark stars"). It's theorized that when neutronium is put under sufficient pressure due to the gravitation of a large neutron star, the individual neutrons break down and their constituent quarks form strange matter. Strange matter is composed of strange quarks bound to each...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Massive Compact Halo Object (MACHO) -- Massive compact halo objects, or MACHOs, are a type of astronomical body proposed as one possible explanation for the presence of dark matter in galactic halos. A MACHO is a small chunk of normal baryonic matter, far smaller than a star, which drifts through interstellar space unassociated with any solar system. Since MACHOs would not emit any light of their own, they would be very hard to detect. Recent work has suggested that MACHOs are not...

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