A technique that combines machine learning and quantum computing has been used to identify the particles known as Higgs bosons. The method could find applications in many areas of science. See Letter p.375
The discovery of Higgs-boson decays in a background of standard-model processes was assisted by machine learning methods. The classifiers used to separate signals such as these from background are trained using highly unerring but not...Show More Summary
Government rarely misses an opportunity for growth. A. Barton Hinkle writes: In Crisis and Leviathan, his masterpiece on the metastasis of the modern state, scholar Robert Higgs shows how the federal government historically has followed...Show More Summary
A Florida woman punched her husband in the face after he burst into her bedroom while she was pleasuring herself — because he thought he heard her having sex with another man, police said. Flavia Higgs, a 42-year-old licensed private investigator, was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge after the wild ordeal in the...
It’s hard to imagine two brands more different than Walmart and Patagonia, yet in 2009 they aligned their unique strengths and issued a call to the industry. In an invitation to some of the world’s largest retailers, then Walmart chief...Show More Summary
COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking. The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn. Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently cited notorious exhibitor Steven Higgs, owner of the exotic-animal outfit A Walk on the Wild Side, for the illegal transfer of a... The post Feds Cite Big-Cat Exhibitor Over Transport of Infant Tiger Cub appeared first on PETA.
When we last wrote about the newly leaked renders of Fitbit’s Project Higgs smartwatch we concentrated more on the appearance of the device and rumours around its app store, but ReadWrite.com notes that they reveal something much more important, at least when it comes to Fitbit’s future in the wearables market place. Show More Summary
Fitbit has been very clear that their upcoming Project Higgs smartwatch was coming in time for the holidays, and a new leak of some renders of the device suggests it is still on track. The renders show a somewhat chunky device, likely in service of Fitbit’s commitment to multiple-day battery life. Show More Summary
Only a small part of the universe consists of visible matter. By far the largest part is invisible and consists of dark matter and dark energy. Very little is known about dark energy, but there are many theories and experiments...
A Scientific Cure for Mosquito Bite? Not the Higgs Boson. Alice (Olivia Williams) and Jenny (Olivia Colman) photograph by Brinkhoff Mögerburg You have to wonder a little why Lucy Kirkwood’s new play (at the Dorfman, National Theatre, directed by the NT’s head honcho, Rufus Norris)... read more AJBlog: Plain EnglishPublished 2017-08-06 More From Ystad: Bobby Medina […]
You have to wonder a little why Lucy Kirkwood’s new play (at the Dorfman, National Theatre, directed by the NT’s head honcho, Rufus Norris) is called Mosquitoes. The nasty wee beasties are the special research interest of one of the minor characters in this drama of love and loss against a background of trailblazing science […]
Since resuming operation for Run 2, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been producing about 20,000 Higgs bosons per day in its 13 TeV proton–proton collisions. At the end of 2015, the data collected by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations were already sufficient for new observations of the Higgs boson at the new collision energy. Show More Summary
I’ve looked at the talks from a few of the HEP experiment and phenomenology summer conferences. If anyone can point me to anything interesting that I’ve missed, please do so. The lack of new physics beyond the Higgs at the … Continue reading ?
Particle physics is rarely a cheap-and-easy endeavour. Just think about the Large Hadron Collider, buried deep beneath the Swiss-French border -- it cost over $16 billion to find the Higgs Boson. Well, today at 6.20AM AEST, America is breaking ground on another enormous particle physics experiment. More »
Fitbit’s Pebble-powered smartwatch is long in the coming, but Fitbit’s CEO has confirmed to the Financial Times that the smart wearable is still on track for delivery this year, denying rumours of any delay. Code-named Project Higgs,...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
(University of Freiburg) A research group at the University of Freiburg contributes significant new findings to the ATLAS experiment.
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?
Hear about travel to The Hebrides as the Amateur Traveler talks to Matt Higgs about his trip to these remote islands in Scotland. Matt says, “The Hebrides are great because they offer […] The post Travel to the Hebrides in Scotland –...Show More Summary