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  • Higgs boson scientists: The universe should have collapsed

    06/23/2014 10:58:16 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Daily Digest News ^ | 6-24-2014 | Ryan Johnson
    Last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson was thought to answer a number of questions regarding how particles derive their mass. Now, however, it seems the discovery of the elusive particle is raising more questions than answers. Physicists at King’s College in London now say they have recreated conditions for the Big Bang now with the information from the discovery of the Higgs boson, and they report that the universe should have expanded too quickly and collapsed.
  • Physicists Say Can Find No Sign of 'God Particle'

    12/06/2001 4:46:03 AM PST · by Darth Reagan · 134 replies · 1,022+ views
    Reuters / Yahoo ^ | December 5, 2001
    Physicists Say Can Find No Sign of 'God Particle' LONDON (Reuters) - After years of searching and months of sifting through data, scientists have still not found the elusive sub-atomic particle that could help to unravel the secrets of the universe, a science magazine said on Wednesday.The Higgs boson, the missing link which could explain why matter has mass and other fundamental laws of particle physics, is still missing -- and physicists fear it may not exist.``It's more likely than not that there is no Higgs,'' John Swain, of Northeastern University in Boston, told New Scientist magazine.Scientists have been searching ...
  • Fermilab Experiment Hints At Multiple Higgs Particles

    06/15/2010 9:41:08 PM PDT · by dila813 · 40 replies · 775+ views
    Slashdot ^ | Today | so-many-particles-mister-fermi dept.
    "Recent results from the Dzero experiment at the Tevatron particle accelerator suggest that those looking for a single Higgs boson particle should be looking for five particles, and the data gathered may point to new laws beyond the Standard Model. 'The DZero results showed much more significant "asymmetry" of matter and anti-matter — beyond what could be explained by the Standard Model. Bogdan Dobrescu, Adam Martin and Patrick J Fox from Fermilab say this large asymmetry effect can be accounted for by the existence of multiple Higgs bosons. They say the data point to five Higgs bosons with similar masses...
  • No sign of the Higgs boson

    04/10/2007 8:48:56 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies · 422+ views
    New Scientist ^ | December 5, 2001 (note the year) | Eugenie Samuel
    From the masses and interactions of other particles that we know exist, physicists calculated that the Higgs is most likely to have a mass (or energy) of around 80 gigaelectronvolts (GeV). If particle accelerators smash particles together at that energy or higher, it should be possible to make one. This is what members of the Electroweak Working Group at CERN were doing for the 5 years until LEP (the Large Electron Positron Collider) closed down last year. Since then they've been sifting through the data they gathered--and found nothing. They rule out most possible masses for the Higgs, including the...
  • Second Higgs boson? Physicists debate new particle

    04/13/2013 4:04:48 PM PDT · by John W · 18 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | April 13, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    DENVER — The discovery of the Higgs boson is real. But physicists are cagey about whether the new particle they've found will fit their predictions or not. So far, the data suggest that the Higgs, the particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass, is not presenting any surprises, physicists said here Saturday at the April meeting of the American Physical Society. But that doesn't mean that it won't in the future — or that there might not be other Higgs bosons lurking out there. "There's a large number of theoretical models that predict, actually, that this Higgs...
  • A Second Higgs Boson? Physicists Debate New Particle

    04/14/2013 4:33:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 13 April 2013 Time: 11:51 AM ET | Stephanie Pappas,
    The discovery of the Higgs boson is real. But physicists are cagey about whether the new particle they've found will fit their predictions or not. So far, the data suggest that the Higgs, the particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass, is not presenting any surprises, physicists said here today (April 13) at the April meeting of the American Physical Society. But that doesn't mean that it won't in the future — or that there might not be other Higgs bosons lurking out there. "There's a large number of theoretical models that predict, actually, that this Higgs...
  • Was Einstein wrong all along? Controversial theory suggests the speed of light is SLOWER...

    06/28/2014 12:14:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | : 06:57 EST, 27 June 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    The University of Maryland physicist believes the delay could have been because the light was in fact slowed as it travelled due to something known as 'vacuum polarisation'. During this phenomenon, photons break down to something known as ‘positrons’ and electrons for a split second. before combining together again. When they split, quantum mechanics creates a gravitational potential between the pair of ‘virtual’ particles. Dr Franson argues that the process might have a gradual impact on the speed of the photon, meaning that over 168,000 light years, the photons may have suffered a near five-hour delay. If the physicist is...
  • Building Inspection Notes - Engineering Marvels

    04/08/2009 12:22:35 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 11 replies · 933+ views
    Google docs ^ | unknown | unknown
    Been doing some construction work lately, and I've been told to keep an eye out for some of these types of things. Enjoy! LOL. I hope these pix can be seen.
  • NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter

    08/21/2006 6:13:30 PM PDT · by vikingd00d · 93 replies · 2,468+ views
    NASA News ^ | 21 Aug 2006 | Erica Hupp
    Dark matter and normal matter have been wrenched apart by the tremendous collision of two large clusters of galaxies. The discovery, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, gives direct evidence for the existence of dark matter. "This is the most energetic cosmic event, besides the Big Bang, which we know about," said team member Maxim Markevitch of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. These observations provide the strongest evidence yet that most of the matter in the universe is dark. Despite considerable evidence for dark matter, some scientists have proposed alternative theories for gravity where it...