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Particles Found to Break Speed of Light

Thu, Sep 22 2011 By Robert Evans From Reuters GENEVA (Reuters) – An international team of scientists said on Thursday they had recorded sub-atomic particles traveling faster than light — a finding that could overturn one of Einstein’s long-accepted fundamental laws … Continue reading

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At Particle Lab, a Tantalizing Glimpse Has Physicists Holding Their Breaths

By DENNIS OVERBYE From New York Times  Published: April 5, 2011 Physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are planning to announce Wednesday that they have found a suspicious bump in their data that could be evidence of a new elementary … Continue reading

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Neutron Star Has Superfluid Core

Mar 2, 2011 From Physics World An extremely hot superfluid at the heart of Cassiopeia A Neutron stars should exhibit both superfluidity and superconductivity, according to two independent groups of scientists. The researchers studied the neutron star in the supernova remnant … Continue reading

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Recalling a Fallen Star’s Legacy in High-Energy Particle Physics

By DENNIS OVERBYE From New York Times Published: January 17, 2011 The machine known as the Tevatron is four miles around. Bison graze nearby on the 6,800 acres of former farmland occupied by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, … Continue reading

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Quest for Dark Energy May Fade to Black

By DENNIS OVERBYE Published in New York Times: January 3, 2011 What happens to a dark energy dream deferred? An ambitious $1.6 billion spacecraft that would investigate the mysterious force that is apparently accelerating the expansion of the universe — and … Continue reading

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Best Cosmic Mindblowers of 2010 From Nat Geo News

Perhaps Stephen Hawking said it best: “Our image of the universe today is full of strange-sounding ideas and remarkable truths.” Wrap your brain around National Geographic News editors’ picks of some of the odder astrophysics concepts introduced in 2010. Every … Continue reading

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The LHC Can Smash Protons to Quark-Gluon Plasma Up To 27 Thousand Trillion Degrees

By Hui Zhong Is that amazing?  Here is the algorism: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is expected to accelerate each proton beam to 7 Tev.  That translates into the kinetic energy of 14 Tev by smashing two head to head protons into a so-called … Continue reading

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