Physics

Hot Atoms Can Freeze Images

Hot Atoms Can Freeze Images

Researchers from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have developed a method to eliminate the phenomenon of diffraction, which causes images imprinted on light rays and propagating in free space to lose their sharpness after a short distance. Their ...

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LHC to Resume Limited Duty in Late 2009

LHC to Resume Limited Duty in Late 2009

CERN management has decided to slowly restart experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), working its way up to energies of 10TeV by the end of 2009 but holding off on the highest energy collisions of 14 TeV until at ...

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MIT Energy Efficient Fusion Power

MIT Energy Efficient Fusion Power

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are looking into using radio waves to control plasmas and possibly making energy efficient fusion reactors viable. Current fusion models rely on feeding plasmas through large magnets in controllable ways. One of ...

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Mimicking the Big Bang

Mimicking the Big Bang

Scientists at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory plan to model the center of a planet or star using laser-driven inertia confinement fusion techniques. These techniques use convergent beams of laser light to ignite small fusion explosions. ...

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Los Alamos Magnet Lab Explores Superconductivity

Los Alamos Magnet Lab Explores Superconductivity

Researchers at the Magnet Lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are using magnetic fields to explore the properties of superconductors and other exotic materials. The LANL facility houses some of the largest and most powerful magnets in the world ...

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2008 Nobel Prize in Physics

2008 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is awarding the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics to Yoichiro Nambu of the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago, Makoto Kobayashi of the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization in Tsukuba, Japan, and ...

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Antimatter Bounces Off Matter

Antimatter Bounces Off Matter

A team of Italian researchers, part of the OBELIX collaboration, used data taken from CERN, the European particle physics laboratory, from 1990 until 1996 and after careful analysis reported a surprising finding: a good fraction of a low energy antimatter ...

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Higgs Will Wait – LHC Temporarily Shut Down

Higgs Will Wait – LHC Temporarily Shut Down

During its first week of operation, the performance of CERN’s new collider exceeded expectations. Only days later a fault occurred, involving a liquid helium leak and demanding a shutdown of the collider. Repairs require heating the collider and will therefore ...

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Is the Mass of Black Holes Limited?

Is the Mass of Black Holes Limited?

A new study by researchers from the US and Chile suggest there is an upper limit on the mass of black holes. Using a variety of observational data they trace the accretion history of black holes, from which the mass ...

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Large Hadron Collider Switches On

Large Hadron Collider Switches On

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN was turned on Today, Wednesday September 10th. The event put to rest the rumors regarding the supposed dangers it poses, and hopefully reveal some well kept secrets of particle physics. The first beams ...

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