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  • Try to Identify This Image.You Probably Won't And Will Be Astounded By What You See.

    05/31/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 64 replies
    Open Source ^ | May 30, 2014 | Stafff
    I will change the Keywords once it gets revealed
  • LHC upgrade to open up 'new realm of particle physics'

    04/03/2013 4:43:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    bbc ^ | 2 April 2013 Last updated at 08:19 ET | Pallab Ghosh
    Engineers have begun a major upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Their work should double the energy of what's already the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. This will enable researchers here to move on to their ultimate goal: to find evidence of "new physics", which they believe will lead to a new, more compete theory of sub-atomic physics. The discovery of the Higgs last year was the end of a successful chapter of late 20th Century physics. This was the development of the current theory in the 1960s and 70s called the "Standard Model". This theory says...
  • As Supersymmetry Fails Tests, Physicists Seek New Ideas

    11/29/2012 3:10:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Simons Science News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Natalie Wolchover
    No hints of “new physics” beyond the predictions of the Standard Model have turned up in experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile circular tunnel at CERN Laboratory in Switzerland that slams protons together at high energies. (Photo: CERN) As a young theorist in Moscow in 1982, Mikhail Shifman became enthralled with an elegant new theory called supersymmetry that attempted to incorporate the known elementary particles into a more complete inventory of the universe.“My papers from that time really radiate enthusiasm,” said Shifman, now a 63-year-old professor at the University of Minnesota. Over the decades, he and thousands of...
  • Scientists Announce Discovery of God Particle

    07/04/2012 2:34:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/7/12
    A progress report from the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator has declared that the Higgs boson, dubbed the God particle, has been found. The discovery of the new particle is a major step toward confirming the Standard Model used in modern physics. Professor John Womersley said, They have discovered a particle consistent with the Higgs boson That is confirmed...."
  • Proof of extra dimensions possible next year: CERN

    11/16/2010 5:24:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 15, 2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Scientists at the CERN research center say their "Big Bang" project is going beyond all expectations and the first proof of the existence of dimensions beyond the known four could emerge next year. In surveys of results of nearly 8 months of experiments in their Large Hadron Collider (LHC), they also say they may be able to determine by the end of 2011 whether the mystery Higgs particle, or boson, exists. Guido Tonelli, spokesman for one of the CERN specialist teams monitoring operations in the vast, subterranean LHC, said probing for extra dimensions -- besides length, breadth, height...
  • Antimatter atom trapped for first time, say scientists

    11/17/2010 2:08:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/17/10 | Jason Palmer
    Antimatter atoms have been trapped for the first time, scientists say. Researchers at Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, have held 38 antihydrogen atoms in place, each for a fraction of a second. Antihydrogen has been produced before but it was instantly destroyed when it encountered normal matter. The team, reporting in Nature, says the ability to study such antimatter atoms will allow previously impossible tests of fundamental tenets of physics. The current "standard model" of physics holds that each particle - protons, electrons, neutrons and a zoo of more exotic particles - has its mirror image antiparticle. The...
  • A Costly Quest for the Dark Heart of the Cosmos

    11/17/2010 11:44:54 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11/16/10 | Dennis Overbye
    After 16 years and $1.5 billion of other peoples money, it is almost showtime for NASA and Sam Ting. Sitting and being fussed over by technicians in a clean room at the Kennedy Space Center in preparation for a February launching and looking for all the world like a giant corrugated rain barrel is an eight-ton assemblage of magnets, wires, iron, aluminum, silicon and electronics that is one of the most ambitious and complicated experiments ever to set out for space. The experiment, if it succeeds, could help NASA take a giant step toward answering the question of...
  • The strange case of solar flares and radioactive elements

    08/25/2010 8:59:18 AM PDT · by decimon · 81 replies
    Stanford University ^ | August 23, 2010 | DAN STOBER
    When researchers found an unusual linkage between solar flares and the inner life of radioactive elements on Earth, it touched off a scientific detective investigation that could end up protecting the lives of space-walking astronauts and maybe rewriting some of the assumptions of physics.> Checking data collected at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island and the Federal Physical and Technical Institute in Germany, they came across something even more surprising: long-term observation of the decay rate of silicon-32 and radium-226 seemed to show a small seasonal variation. The decay rate was ever so slightly faster in winter than in summer....
  • LHC particle-punisher in record 7 TeV hypercollisions

    03/30/2010 6:48:52 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 20 replies · 855+ views
    The Register ^ | 30th March 2010 11:45 GMT | Lewis Page
    Earth apparently still here: Tinfoilers omelette-visaged It's official: as this is written, the most powerful particle collisions ever achieved by the human race are taking place inside the great subterranean detector caverns of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). An initial hiccup this morning saw an overly-jumpy automatic protection system quench a magnet and dump one of the beams, but boffins at the colossal 27-km machine's controls fought back to re-establish a ring of lightspeed 3.5 tera-electron-volt (TeV) protons in the affected magno-doughnut in time for lunch.
  • Collider to begin science quest

    03/29/2010 11:10:45 PM PDT · by Viiksitimali · 15 replies · 1,023+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 30 March 2010
    The Large Hadron Collider is about to start the work that could lead to the discovery of fundamental new physics. Scientists working on the European machine will later attempt to smash beams of proton particles together at unprecedented energies.
  • Geneva atom smasher sets record for beam energy

    03/21/2010 2:58:35 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 410+ views
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 3/20/2010 | AFP via Yahoo News
    Operators of the world's largest atom smasher on Friday ramped up their massive machine to three times the energy ever previously achieved, in the run-up to experiments probing the secrets of the universe. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, said beams of protons circulated at 3.5 trillion electron volts in both directions around the 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel housing the Large Hadron Collider under the Swiss-French border at Geneva. The next major development is expected in a few days when CERN starts colliding the beams in a new round of research to examine the tiniest particles and forces within...
  • Brilliant Physicists Claim the Failure of the Super Collider May Have Been Ordained by God

    10/16/2009 12:34:29 AM PDT · by bogusname · 22 replies · 1,437+ views
    BCN ^ | Oct 16, 2009 | Teresa Neumann
    Two physicists speculate Godor "time agents from the future"shut it down to keep them from discovering the God Particle. REPORTER'S NOTE: I've come across a lot of quirky articles in publishing intriguing news, but this rates up there with the most odd of all. What is odd, is that two such brilliant scientists would publicly proclaim their hypothesis that God not only exists, but interevened in their scientific endeavors. Wow. Not only that, but the addendumthat it could have been God OR "time agents from the future"made me wonder. If these men were schooled in the divine supernatural, they may...
  • Particle collider magnet self-destructs

    04/03/2007 9:35:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 644+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/07 | Alexander G. Higgins - ap
    GENEVA - A 43-foot-long magnet for the world's largest particle collider broke "with a loud bang and a cloud of dust" during a high-pressure test, and officials said Tuesday they are working to find a replacement part. The part that failed March 27 was in a super-cooled magnet designed to focus streams of protons so that they collide and allow scientists to study the results of the collision, giving them a better understanding of the makeup of matter, according to Fermilab, based in suburban Chicago, which has an accelerator of its own and is helping build one deep beneath the...
  • A Test for Exotic Propulsion?

    10/12/2009 1:33:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 1,025+ views
    Centauri-Dreams ^ | 10/12/09 | Paul Gilster
    Can we calculate the gravitational field of a mass moving close to the speed of light? Franklin Felber (Starmark Inc) believes he can, with implications for propulsion. Back in 2006 we looked briefly at Felber’s work, describing what the physicist believes to be a repulsive gravitational field that emerges from his results. Felber discussed the matter at the Space Technology and Applications International meeting that year, where he presented his calculations of the ‘relativistically exact motion of a payload in the gravitational field of a source moving with constant velocity.’ Above a certain critical velocity, Felber believes, any mass...
  • The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate

    10/13/2009 1:13:12 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 1,337+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 10/12/09 | Dennis Overbye
    More than a year after an explosion of sparks, soot and frigid helium shut it down, the worlds biggest and most expensive physics experiment, known as the Large Hadron Collider, is poised to start up again. In December, if all goes well, protons will start smashing together in an underground racetrack outside Geneva in a search for forces and particles that reigned during the first trillionth of a second of the Big Bang. Then it will be time to test one of the most bizarre and revolutionary theories in science. Im not talking about extra dimensions of space-time, dark matter...
  • The End of Snide Remarks Against Cold Fusion

    06/05/2009 5:56:08 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 96 replies · 2,393+ views
    PHYSICS ARTICLES DISCUSSION FORUM Fusion and the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) Gravitonics article found HERE. Located near Geneva, close to the border between Switzerland and France, the Large Hadron Collider is the largest particle accelerator in the world at a cost of about 9 billion dollars. It is strange how we love to put all of our eggs in one basket. At the same time 9 billion was spent on the LHC, Dr Bussard could not find a few million for his fusion reactor. Don't get me wrong, the Physicists working at CERN are some of the best in the...
  • The Origins of the Universe: A Crash Course

    09/12/2008 10:07:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 814+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 12, 2008 | BRIAN GREENE
    THREE hundred feet below the outskirts of Geneva lies part of a 17-mile-long tubular track, circling its way across the French border and back again, whose interior is so pristine and whose nearly 10,000 surrounding magnets so frigid, that its one of the emptiest and coldest regions of space in the solar system. The track is part of the Large Hadron Collider, a technological marvel built by physicists and engineers, and described alternatively as heralding the next revolution in our understanding of the universe or, less felicitously, as a doomsday machine that may destroy the planet. After more than a...
  • Big Bang Machine' Set to Start Up Wednesday

    09/08/2008 1:36:08 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 63 replies · 211+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | September 8, 2008 | Unattributed (Associated Press)
    GENEVA It's been called an Alice in Wonderland investigation into the makeup of the universe or dangerous tampering with nature that could spell doomsday.
  • Large Hadron Rap [funny video about the Large Hadron Collider]

    08/31/2008 4:37:53 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 11 replies · 358+ views
    Want to know more? Can't sleep, and are too lazy to get up and turn on George Noory? Let this woman put you to sleep.
  • Earth Will Survive After All, Physicists Say

    06/22/2008 11:44:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 167+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 21, 2008 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    That black hole that was going to eat the Earth? Forget about it, and keep making the mortgage payments those of you who still have them. A new particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider scheduled to go into operation this fall outside Geneva, is no threat to the Earth or the universe, according to a new safety review approved Friday by the governing council of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or Cern, which is building the collider. There is no basis for any concerns about the consequences of new particles or forms of matter that could possibly be...
  • New atom-smasher could fill gaps in scientific knowledge -- or open a black hole

    04/14/2008 5:29:17 PM PDT · by Flavius · 40 replies · 188+ views
    ny times ^ | 4/14/08 | John Johnson
    GENEVA -- Michelangelo L. Mangano, a respected particle physicist who helped discover the top quark in 1995, now spends most days trying to convince people that his new machine won't destroy the world. "If it were just crackpots, we could wave them away," the physicist said in an interview at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym, CERN. "But some are real physicists."
  • Asking a Judge to Save the World, and Maybe a Whole Lot More

    03/30/2008 8:29:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 667+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 29, 2008 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    More fighting in Iraq. Somalia in chaos. People in this country cant afford their mortgages and in some places now they cant even afford rice. None of this nor the rest of the grimness on the front page today will matter a bit, though, if two men pursuing a lawsuit in federal court in Hawaii turn out to be right. They think a giant particle accelerator that will begin smashing protons together outside Geneva this summer might produce a black hole or something else that will spell the end of the Earth and maybe the universe. Scientists say that...