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Ten things you might not know about particle accelerators

From accelerators unexpectedly beneath your feet to a ferret that once cleaned accelerator components, symmetry shares some lesser-known facts about particle accelerators. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN laboratory has made its way...Show More Summary

Brookhaven Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider in Upton, New York

Along with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is the only other large particle accelerator in the world, and what is lacks in brand-name notoriety, it makes up for in the creation of deadly plasmas. Show More Summary

CERN's LHCb experiment sees exotic particle

An analysis using LHC data verifies the existence of an exotic four-quark hadron. Last week, the Large Hadron Collider experiment LHCb published a result confirming the existence of a rare and exotic particle. This particle breaks the...Show More Summary

Scientists Discover Evidence of a New Type of Matter: the Tetraquark

The recent identification of a long-theorized particle provides strong evidence of a new form of matter. Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle collider in the world, verified the existence of a particle called Z(4430) last week, according to New Scientist. Show More Summary

Large Hadron Collider Finds New Form Of Quark Matter

The scientists at the Large Hadron Collider facility in Switzerland appears to have found a new and highly elusive particle that has the scientific world very excited. No, it’s not a black hole or another dimension. The discovery is of the theoretical particle known as the tetraquark, and understanding how it works could have a

Scientists Detect A Particle That Could Be A New Form Of Matter

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider have spotted a long sought-after exotic particle that's the strongest evidence yet for a new form of matter called a tetraquark. Here's what the discovery could mean to astrophysics. Read more...

Breakfast Wrap: Friday Night's Top Stories

Large Hadron Collider Finds New Particle Unlike Any Other Form Of Matter What till you hear what they named it. Doctors Can Now Grow Engineered Vaginas In Women It won’t be too long before you can buy one to replace yours. Photographer...Show More Summary

The Large Hadron Collider May Have Found A New Form Of Matter

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

Z(443o) may sound like a radio station, but it's actually a recently-proven particle discovered by the Large Hadron Collider-- and it could be evidence of tetraquarks, an entirely new form of matter.

The LHC Has Found a New Particle Unlike Any Other Form of Matter

Not content with perhaps the biggest scientific discovery of the decade, scientists at the Large Hadron Collide continue to search for new particles—and now they've found one that seems to be an entirely new form of matter. Read mor...

Large Hadron Collider discovers a new type of matter: Exotic hadrons

Scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have discovered, with “overwhelming” certainty, the existence of a new class of subatomic particles, exotic hadrons. In related news, CERN has begun the painstaking process of turning the LHC back on after being switched off for upgrades over the last 12 months. When it returns, in early 2015, the…

Fermi data tantalize with new clues to dark matter

"Dark matter in this mass range can be probed by direct detection and by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), so if this is dark matter, we're already learning about its interactions from the lack of detection so far," said co-author Tracy Slatyer, a theoretical physicist at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. Show More Summary

Waiting for BQP Fever

This weekend, Dana and I celebrated our third anniversary by going out to your typical sappy romantic movie: Particle Fever, a documentary about the Large Hadron Collider.  As it turns out, the movie was spectacularly good; anyone who reads this blog should go see it.  Or, to offer even higher praise: If watching Particle Fever doesn’t cause you […]

Particle Fever

That is the new science documentary about the Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs particle, reviewed here.  I enjoyed it very much, and it makes being a scientist seem glamorous, in the good sense of that concept.  The visuals of what goes on at CERN are striking, all the more so for being […]

Watch: Polar Bear - “Be Free”

It makes sense that in the grand clusterfuckery that will come when we eventually reduce the world to infinitesimal pixelated scraps – via nuclear holocaust, hadron colliders, or just really astute deconstructive continental philosophy – the color palette will take on a dull amalgam. Show More Summary

PowerPoint Banned in Favor of Whiteboarding

Why did a number of physicists at the Hadron Collider at the University of Florida ban PowerPoint in favor of whiteboarding? “The use of the PowerPoint slides was acting as a straitjacket to discussion,” says Andrew Askew, an assistant professor of physics at Florida State University. “We all feel inundated by PowerPoint,” Askew says. “With... Read More

Out and About: Weekend Picks

A film about the Large Hadron Collider, a cherry blossoms bike tour, and more highlight this weekend's picks. [ more › ]

Big Issues: Zero #6 shakes up the status quo from inside the Large Hadron Collider

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic-book issue of significance. This week, it’s Zero #6. Written by Ales Kot (Suicide Squad, Secret Avengers) with art by Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit) and Jordie Bellaire (Moon Knight, The...Show More Summary

Popcorn & Candy: Whip-Wielding CinemaScope Edition

A film about the Large Hadron Collider, the Environmental Film Festival, Burt Lancaster's sole directing credit, and more highlight this week's Popcorn & Candy picks. [ more › ]

Best value for top quark's mass: Tevatron and LHC scientists announces first joint result

Scientists working on the world's leading particle collider experiments have joined forces, combined their data and produced the first joint result from Fermilab's Tevatron and CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), past and current holders of the record for most powerful particle collider on Earth. Show More Summary

International team of LHC and Tevatron scientists announces first joint result

Scientists working on the world's leading particle collider experiments have joined forces, combined their data and produced the first joint result from Fermilab's Tevatron and CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), past and current holders...Show More Summary

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