Physics

CERN Reveals Plans for Particle Collider Four Times Larger Than LHC

  Science requires finesse, but sometimes it also needs more power. CERN took the latter approach when it built the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile (27 kilometers) particle accelerator that smashes protons together with so much energy they fracture into subatomic confetti. By studying the remnants of those collisions, …

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Specialists Caution Of A Cataclysmic Flip Of Earth’s Magnetic Field As A “Strange Anomaly” Under The Continent Of Africa Causes It To Damage

The Earth’s magnetic field is steadily getting weaker, and researchers are warning that it might quickly flip. If that happens, it will be a cataclysmic occasion beyond anything that we have ever experienced prior to. Obviously many people never even provide much thought to the huge magnetic field that surrounds …

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Physicists Create Quark-Gluon Plasma Droplets

Physicists from the PHENIX Collaboration have created droplets of a liquid-like state of matter called quark-gluon plasma, forming three distinct shapes and sizes — circles, ellipses and triangles. Visualization of an expanding drop of quark-gluon plasma. Image credit: Javier Orjuela Koop, University of Colorado, Boulder. Scientists believe that quark-gluon plasma …

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Physicists Detect Four New Gravitational Waves

The twin LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, and the Virgo detector located near Pisa, Italy, have detected four new gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime. The collision of two black holes is seen in this still from a computer …

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Physicists Measure Mass Numbers of Nihonium and Moscovium

Physicists using the FIONA (For the Identification Of Nuclide A) device at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s 88-inch Cyclotron have performed the first direct measurements of the mass numbers for the nuclei of nihonium (Nh, element 113) and moscovium (Mc, element 115). Left: average of known decay …

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