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  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Report: How to connect entrepreneurs with mentors and money in Hampton Roads

    Report: How to connect entrepreneurs with mentors and money in Hampton Roads
    UPDATE: The online report gave information that the proposed 757 Angels network would take 2 percent equity ownership in presenting companies funded by at least one member. Paul Hirschbiel, study co-chair, said this is no longer being considered. A...
  • Hopkins scientists successfully wake up spacecraft bound for Pluto

    Hopkins scientists successfully wake up spacecraft bound for Pluto
    About 10 p.m. Saturday, Champagne bottles were popped and cake cut at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory when scientists received word from a spacecraft 3 billion miles away. They had successfully brought the New Horizons spacecraft out of...
  • Did European scientists find dark-matter signal buried in X-rays?

    Did European scientists find dark-matter signal buried in X-rays?
    Scientists say they may have discovered a possible dark matter signal coded in the X-rays emanating from two bright objects in the sky. The findings, set to be published next week in Physical Review Letters, could offer tangible evidence for the...
  • CERN particle smasher to turn back on at record power in March

    CERN particle smasher to turn back on at record power in March
    CERN's Large Hadron Collider will be turned back on in March and a few weeks later will start smashing sub-atomic particles together again at nearly double its previous power, helping scientists hunt for clues about the universe. The world's biggest...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Star Trek-like invisible shield protects Earth from 'killer electrons'

    Star Trek-like invisible shield protects Earth from 'killer electrons'
    Scientists detected an invisible shield roughly 7,200 miles above the Earth’s surface that is protecting us from harmful, super-fast electrons flying close to the speed of light. It may sound like Star Trek tech, but this mysterious protective...
  • 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...