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New Research May Expose New Aspects Of The Universe
2013-09-04 12:00:28

University of Southern Denmark No one knows for sure, but it is not at all unlikely that the universe is constructed in a very different way than the usual theories and models of today predict. The most widely used model today cannot explain everything in the universe, and therefore there is a need to explore the parts of nature which the model cannot explain. This research field is called new physics, and it turns our understanding of the universe upside down. New research now makes the...

I Love Q Formula Insights Into Universe
2013-07-26 11:51:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Without understanding the internal structure in detail, it is still possible for scientists to learn a tremendous amount about neutron stars and quark stars, according to a new study from researchers at Montana State University. "The stars could be the softest or the hardest in their kind, and it wouldn't matter," said Nico Yunes, assistant professor in MSU's Department of Physics. Yunes and his colleague, postdoctoral scholar Kent...

Has The LHC Created A New Form Of Matter?
2012-11-28 13:02:35

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In September 2012, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) conducted a short run of collisions between protons and lead nuclei. The roughly two million events recorded were set to serve as a baseline for lead-lead collisions anticipated for next year. However, these events produced an unexpected result. Ridge Correlations Very high-energy particle collisions produce thousands of new particles which stream away from the...

RHIC Atom Smasher Reveals First Hints Of Phase Boundary
2012-08-15 10:28:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed the first glimpses of a possible boundary separating ordinary nuclear matter, made up of protons and neutrons, from the seething soup of their constituent quarks and gluons using the versatility and new capabilities of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). A quark-gluon plasma (QGP) exists at extremely high temperatures or density,...

Experiments At Large Hadron Collider Offer Better Understanding Of Primordial Universe
2012-08-14 09:25:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists working at CERN´s Large Hadron Collider are gaining a better understanding of the primordial universe through experimentation involving the use of heavy ions. The collaborations between the ALICE, ATLAS and CMS projects have made new measurements of the kind of matter that most likely existed during the creation of the universe more than 13 billion years ago. Results of their experiments will be presented at the...

Record Setting 7.2 Trillion Degrees Fahrenheit In New York
2012-06-28 07:57:05

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com As record-setting heat and wildfires continue to consume Colorado, one team of scientists has created a temperature so hot the Sun would melt. Scientists working with a giant atom smasher at New York's Brookhaven National Laboratory have created the hottest temperature ever seen on Earth, at 7.2 trillion degrees Fahrenheit. The excruciatingly hot temperature has been verified by the Guinness Book of Records, and confirmed as...

CERN Particle Accelerator Reveals Previously Unknown Particle
2012-04-29 04:48:19

It has not discovered the Higgs Boson -- not yet, anyway -- but the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator has revealed a never-before-discovered particle comprised of three quarks. The discovery, which was announced Friday by Symmetry Magazine, was made by University of Zurich physicists and was based on data gathered in the CMS detector at the Geneva, Switzerland-based facility, which is overseen by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). According to Symmetry...

2012-01-17 22:36:39

Previous theories imposed a limit on how 'liquid' fluids can be -- but new calculations show that quark-gluon-plasma in high-energy particle accelerators can be even have a lower viscosity than this limit suggests How liquid can a fluid be? This is a question particle physicists at the Vienna University of Technology have been working on. The "most perfect liquid" is nothing like water, but the extremely hot quark-gluon-plasma which is produced in heavy-ion collisions at the Large Hadron...

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...

Physicists Set Strongest Limit On Mass Of Dark Matter
2011-11-25 04:21:29

Brown University physicists have set the strongest limit for the mass of dark matter, the mysterious particles believed to make up nearly a quarter of the universe. The researchers report in Physical Review Letters that dark matter must have a mass greater than 40 giga-electron volts. The distinction is important because it casts doubt on recent results from underground experiments that have reported detecting dark matter. If dark matter exists in the universe, scientists now have set the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.