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  • Nuclear fusion? Laser-wielding physicists find promising hints

    Nuclear fusion? Laser-wielding physicists find promising hints
    Scientists have been trying to harness the secrets of star power since the days of the Cold War. Now, using a 2-millimeter capsule housed in a cavernous building roughly the length of three football fields, researchers have conducted a landmark...
  • Rajendran Raja 1948-2014

     Rajendran Raja 1948-2014
    Rajendran Raja, an Indian-born physicist who was educated in England and came to the United States in the1970s to work as a physicist at Fermilab near Batavia, is considered a driving force in some of the more significant discoveries in physics over the...
  • John Huizenga dies at 92; physicist helped discredit 'cold fusion'

    John Huizenga dies at 92; physicist helped discredit 'cold fusion'
    On Nov. 1, 1952, U.S. scientists detonated the first hydrogen bomb over Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific, introducing a powerful new weapon of war and, in the process, atomizing the rocky island. Air Force planes flying through the debris clouds collected...
  • University High wins crown at JPL Regional Science Bowl

    University High wins crown at JPL Regional Science Bowl
    In the end, it came down to a rematch: Arcadia and University high schools, two teams made up of the brightest young science minds in Southern California who one year ago faced off just like this, armed with nothing more than a small pad of paper and a...
  • A blood test to predict imminent death? Would you want to take it?

    A blood test to predict imminent death? Would you want to take it?
    Here are some findings that could scare you to death: In a study published this week, Finnish and Estonian researchers report that they have identified specific levels of four chemicals circulating in the blood that offer a reliable signal that death is...
  • New quantum droplet: The thrill lasts for 25 trillionths of a second

    It’s not every day that physicists discover a new type of quasiparticle. And it’s even rarer that they give it a super-cute nickname like “dropleton.” So today, my fellow physics fans, we are in luck. Not only have scientists...
  • Tiny satellites could revolutionize earth, space science research

    Tiny satellites could revolutionize earth, space science research
    The first U.S.-launched satellite, Explorer I, was 6 feet long and weighed 30 pounds, and it led to the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belt that surrounds Earth. More than 50 years later, scientists could do a lot more with far less. Scientists in...
  • 'Neutrino' author gets a big bang out of a really small thing

    Sheldon Cooper, top nerd on "The Big Bang," jokes about neutrinos. So did John Updike in the witty short poem "Cosmic Gall," printed in 1960 in the New Yorker. But Canadian astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana suggests we take them seriously indeed in...
  • Ian Barbour dies at 90; academic who bridged science-religion divide

    For Ian Barbour, the deadly possibilities of the Atomic Age raised questions that science couldn't answer — a perplexing situation for a young physicist after World War II. He responded to the challenge in an unusual way: After completing his...
  • Rare tiny neutrinos may have huge implications for astronomy

    Together, they contain a tiny fraction of the mass of a single electron. But the 28 neutrinos from deep space detected by an icy observatory beneath the South Pole promise a revolution in the study of the universe, scientists said Thursday. The...
  • Study to test California's kelp forests for radioactive contamination

    Study to test California's kelp forests for radioactive contamination
    The canopies of kelp undulating in the surges off the coast of California camouflage a complex ecosystem of sharks, rock fish, crabs, urchins and anemones that blossom like colorful flowers on the forest floor. Now, Steven L. Manley, a biology professor...