This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The creation of Camp Century, from the outset, was an audacious scheme. Under the thick ice of Greenland, a scant 800 miles from the North Pole, the US military built a hidden base of ice tunnels, imagined as an extensive network of […]
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. From Plato to Polyphemus, caves have long been literary symbols of the mysterious and the unknown. And in the real world, they often live up to that reputation: underground rivers, weirdly preserved skeletons, rare bacteria that make them shine like gold. Now, […]
In a paper published today in the European Physical Journal C, the ATLAS Collaboration reports the first high-precision measurement at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the mass of the W boson. This is one of two elementary particles that mediate the weak interaction – one of the forces that govern the behaviour of matter in our universe. Show More Summary
Dance duo Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener had collaborated with artist Charles Atlas to create Tesseract, a sci-fi movement piece with a live video loop. The post Dancing a Queer Space Odyssey appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Fractional contributions of the various backgrounds to the total background prediction in each region of the ttH(H?bb) analysis for events with exactly one electron or muon. (Image: ATLAS Collaboration/CERN) The ATLAS collaboration has presented evidence of “ttH production”, a rare process where a pair of top quarks emits a Higgs boson. Show More Summary
(University of California - Berkeley) A new project led by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and funded by $65.5 million from the NIH will create a cell atlas of the brain. With collaborators at UC Berkeley and Weill Cornell Medicine,...Show More Summary
As part of the ATLAS collaboration, the Freiburg research group led by Prof. Dr. Karl Jakobs and Dr. Christian Weiser has contributed to finding strong evidence that, among other things, the Higgs particle decays into quarks. The researchers...Show More Summary
Although the discovery of the Higgs boson by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations in 2012 completed the Standard Model, many mysteries remain unexplained. For instance, why is the mass of the Higgs boson so much lighter than expected, and why is gravity so weak?
Ever since the LHC collided its first protons in 2009, the ATLAS Collaboration has been persistently studying their interactions with increasing precision. To this day, it has always observed them to be as expected by the Standard Model. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, Reddit pulled off one of its greatest accomplishments ever: getting users to spend 72 hours painstakingly making art together one pixel at a time. Now, one Redditor has created an atlas that documents the stories of each individual art project that contributed to this glorious mess. Read more...
Reddit’s massive /r/place art experiment remains one of the most remarkable collaborative endeavors I’ve ever seen on the internet. Screw you, museums: this is really modern art. It’s dizzying to look at it and try to make sense of the many, many, different references, pictures, flags, and symbols painted into /r/place. Show More Summary
An unprecedented collaboration involving 20 countries, 75 institutions, and over 250 marine geologists has yielded a new atlas that’s providing our best glimpse yet of the seafloor at both polar regions of the planet. The images are of significant scientific value, but they’re also quite beautiful. Read more...
Scientists from the ATLAS collaboration at the LHC have found evidence for light-by-light scattering, in which two photons interact and change their trajectory. Researchers from DESY, the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow performed the study.
Article: Latest ATLAS results from Run 2 Authors: Claudia Gemme on behalf of the ATLAS Collaboration Reference: arXiv:1612.01987 [hep-ex] 2016 certainly has been an…interesting year. There’s been a lot of division, so as the year winds...Show More Summary
Despite a flurry of side projects, collaborations, and personnel changes, Real Estate haven't released an album since 2014's Atlas. Now New Jersey's merchants of suburban domestic reverie are ready to return with In Mind, their fourth album and first since the departure of founding guitarist Matt Mondanile. …
The ATLAS collaboration today reports the first measurement of the W boson mass using Large Hadron Collider (LHC) proton–proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV.
Out-of-town guests arriving this holiday season? Looking for something offbeat to do with them? Well, Atlas Obscura may be going your way. The website offers up quirky stories and a collaborative project, which, in its own words, depends on “our far-flung community of explorers (like you!) to...
Tonight, Gucci Mane revealed a new mixtape—a collaboration with Future. It’s called Free Bricks: Zone 6 Edition—the sequel to their 2011 collaborative mixtape—and it features six new tracks. “Last night, me and Future met up in Atlanta,”...Show More Summary
Article: Performance of algorithms that reconstruct missing transverse momentum in ?s = 8 TeV proton-proton collisions in the ATLAS detector Authors: The ATLAS Collaboration Reference: arXiv:1609.09324 The ATLAS experiment recently released...Show More Summary
From the Ananse Group: Do you ever find yourself in some random city wondering, where are all the crazy creative people? We’re attempting to answer that question for everyone, everywhere in the world?—?by collaboratively building a giant...Show More Summary