Articles tagged "cern"

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The Kilogram doesn’t weigh a kilogram any more

The Kilogram doesn’t weigh a kilogram anymore. This sad news was announced during a seminar at CERN on Thursday, October 26 by Professor Klaus von Klitzing, who was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the quantized Hall effect....

November 05, 2017

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CERN's LHCb experiment announces observation of a new particle

At the EPS Conference on High Energy Physics held this week in Venice, the LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has reported the observation of Ξcc++ (Xicc++) a new particle containing two charm quarks and one up quark. The existence of this...

July 08, 2017

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Exotic particles as the Sun aligns with the center of the Milky Way

As the Sun made an annual alignment with the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy on December 18, 2016, the scientists at CERN carried out the first of a kind experiment to measure hypothetical exotic particles possibly emitted by the black hole. The...

December 20, 2016

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CERN scientists developping magnetic shield for astronauts’ protection against cosmic rays

A team at CERN is working with the European Space Radiation Superconducting Shield (SR2S) project to develop a superconducting magnet that could guard astronauts against cosmic radiation during deep-space missions.For deep space missions to be safe, we need to find out

August 08, 2015

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"God particle" - Scientists at CERN in Geneva announced their latest results in search for the Higgs boson

In a seminar held at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) today, the ATLAS and CMS, two Large Hadron Collider experiments, presented the status of their searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson,  a subatomic particle that, if it exists, is thought

December 13, 2011

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Neutrinos are faster than light according to new tests

OPERA collaboration shocked the world in September with the announcement that the ghostly subatomic particles called neutrinos had arrived at the Gran Sasso mine in Italy about 60 nanoseconds faster than light speed from the CERN particle accelerator near Geneva,

November 19, 2011

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Antiproton ring found around Earth

Antiprotons appear to ring the Earth, confined by the planet's magnetic field lines. The antimatter, which may persist for minutes or hours before annihilating with normal matter, could in theory be used to fuel ultra-efficient rockets of the future.Charged particle

August 09, 2011

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Supernova-creating particle accelerators will make the biggest bangs we have ever known

Two new experimental facilities, billed as the successors to the Large Hadron Collider, will recreate the supernova explosions that produced most of the elements that make up our world Every inch of your body – as well as the screen you are reading, the chair

February 25, 2011