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2014-07-25 09:42:19

Science China Press The new PandaX facility, located deep underground in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, hosts a large liquid-xenon detector designed to search for direct evidence of dark matter interactions with the nuclei of xenon and to observe 136Xe double-beta decay. The detector's central vessel was designed to accommodate a staged target volume increase from an initial 120 kg (stage I) to 0.5 t (stage II) and ultimately to a multi-ton scale. The technical design...

2014-07-21 09:39:42

Yale University From the physics labs at Yale University to the bottom of a played-out gold mine in South Dakota, a new generation of dark matter experiments is ready to commence. The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science and the National Science Foundation recently gave the go-ahead to LUX-Zeplin (LZ), a key experiment in the hunt for dark matter, the invisible substance that may make up much of the universe. Daniel McKinsey, a professor of physics, leads a contingent of Yale...

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...

earth moon formation
2014-06-12 04:44:38

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dating the formation of the Earth is a difficult process, because usually geological dating methods do not work as well. Early in its existence the Earth was more fluid, with materials all mixing together in a super-heated mix. It took millions of years for differentiation and cooling to achieve the layered Earth we live on today. So traditional geological dating gives us more of a lower bound for the age of the Earth, while...

Looking For Evidence Of The Double Nature Of Neutrinos
2014-06-05 03:26:43

Technische Universitaet Muenchen Neutrinos are tiny, neutral elementary particles that, contrary to the standard model of physics, have been proven to have mass. One possible explanation for this mass could be that neutrinos are their own antiparticles, so-called Majorana particles. Though experimental evidence for this is still lacking, many theoretical extensions of the standard model of physics predict the Majorana nature of neutrinos. If this hypothesis proves to be true, many...

2014-05-26 12:21:20

BURNABY, British Columbia, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Applications coupled with Other Emerging Application Areas to Provide Essential Demand Support to US Rare Gases Market Krypton, Xenon and Neon are the major rare gases, which forma part of noble gases group in the periodic table. These gases are inert in nature and are called 'rare gases' as they constitute miniscule percentage of atmospheric air. Rare gases have been known for their light emitting...

2014-05-20 12:25:22

DUBLIN, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w2w327/united_states) has announced the addition of the "United States Rare Gases Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 According to United States Rare Gases Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019, the United States rare gas market revenues are forecast to grow at a CAGR of around 1.34% during 2014-19. The...

2014-04-17 16:21:28

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4hh9lq/global_automotive) has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Halogen Lighting Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4hh9lq/global_automotive ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Automotive Halogen Lighting market to...

2014-03-26 08:28:26

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced the establishment of a new collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), for pain genetics, with the goal of discovering and validating new therapeutic targets and mechanisms for treating pain. The collaboration leverages Xenon's Extreme Genetics discovery platform to focus on rare phenotypes where individuals have an inability to perceive...

Dark Matter Results From LUX Confirmed After Recalibration - WIMPs Still Not Detected
2014-02-21 08:47:17

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dark matter research, like all experiments involving particle and astrophysical detections, relies on sorting out the desired events (the source events) from the noise (the background events). Since the interactions occur at a quantum level, the statistical process of sorting through the data is laborious, but also, more importantly, relies on your ability to calibrate and understand the instrument. Back in October the Large...


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