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  • Scientists discover two new particles at Large Hadron Collider

    Scientists discover two new particles at Large Hadron Collider
    Welcome to the family! Scientists using CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Europe have discovered two new subatomic particles. The discovery of the two related particles, submitted to the journal Physical Review Letters, fills in missing slots in the...
  • Could plasma-surfing electrons star in future particle accelerators?

    Could plasma-surfing electrons star in future particle accelerators?
    To find the tiny subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson, scientists had to build an accelerator with a 17-mile circumference -- but with a little unconventional technology, such giant machines could one day be a thing of the past. A team led by...
  • Artist partners with physics lab, water district, cop shop

    Artist partners with physics lab, water district, cop shop
    A book titled "Understanding the Universe: From Quarks to the Cosmos" was on the work table in artist Lindsay Olson's home studio. A chart headed "names and characteristics of various subatomic particles" was pinned to the wall. They may be unusual...
  • Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78. Tombrello collapsed...
  • Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton
    Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs. He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
  • Film Review: 'Interstellar'

    To infinity and beyond goes "Interstellar," an exhilarating slalom through the wormholes of Christopher Nolan's vast imagination that is at once a science-geek fever dream and a formidable consideration of what makes us human. As visually and conceptually...
  • Jefferson Lab in Newport News produces new data on nucleon pairings

    It's the mission of physicists to drill down and study the weirdness of the natural world, from the subatomic to the galactic. Now data mining into experiments conducted at Jefferson Lab in Newport News has turned up new information about proton and...
  • American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel

    American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel
    American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of...
  • Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry

    Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A German and two American scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for smashing the size barrier in optical microscopes, allowing researchers to see individual molecules inside living cells. U.S....
  • Light bulb moment: Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize

    Light bulb moment: Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize
    An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, leading to the creation of modern LED light bulbs. Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of...
  • Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust

    Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust
    Stardust, a 770-pound NASA spacecraft about the size of an office desk, zoomed around space in the early 2000s collecting space dust — a remarkable achievement in itself that involved the use of a dried gel known as aerogel. The gel, which feels...