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Reform, ration, or return to first principles: the choices of the NHS | Letters

Dr Graham Winyard questions the justification for ACOs, Sir Nick Black defends reform, Douglas Higgs calls for a debate about what is affordable and Paul Lewis says there should be a royal commission As one of Sir Bruce Keogh’s predecessors,...Show More Summary

2018 preview: Last chance for new physics at the LHC for years

It is almost six years since the LHC spotted the Higgs boson, and the collider will soon shut down for upgrades. Will it find anything else?

CMS releases more than one petabyte of open data

The CMS Collaboration at CERN have just made public around half of the data collected in 2012 by the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. This release includes sets used to discover the Higgs boson, and is being shared through the CERN Open Data portal.

How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships And Artillery To Unlock The Mysteries Of The Universe

A million Russian artillery shells helped scientists discover the Higgs boson. And all over the world, remnants of World War II weapons are built into the most mysterious experiments in physics. In the mid-1990s, physicists needed tons...Show More Summary

Real-time observation of collective quantum modes

(ETH Zurich) When symmetries in quantum systems are spontaneously broken, the collective excitation modes change in characteristic ways. Researchers at ETH have now directly observed such Goldstone and Higgs modes for the first time...

Diving into the unknown: What's physics after the Higgs boson?

(Aalto University) Thousands of researchers at the CERN research centre are looking for particles and phenomena that standard physics cannot explain. Aalto University doctoral student Juska Pekkanen is part of a group working with the highest collision energies ever achieved.

What's physics after the Higgs boson?

Aalto University doctoral student Juska Pekkanen is part of a group working with the highest collision energies ever achieved.

The Global Apparel Industry Hopes a New Tool Can Eliminate “Audit Fatigue”

This week, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) released an update to the Higg Index, the global apparel industry’s standard to assess environmental and social sustainability across the sector’s entire value chain.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Increases Analytics for Supply Chain Assessment

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is releasing an updated version of its Higg Facility Environmental Module, a global self-assessment tool for apparel, footwear, and textile manufacturing facilities. The new Higg FEM attempts to reduce audit fatigue through tailored questions and increased analytics. Show More Summary

Nobel-Winning Physicist Worried About 100 Chocolate Coin Wager Over New Particles

Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek was optimistic back in 2012. After all, he'd just won a wager after scientists had just announced their Higgs boson discovery at the Large Hadron Collider particle physics experiment in Switzerland. He made another bet - but he's doesn't feel as confident today. More »      

Synopsis: Connecting Higgs to Dark Matter

New theoretical work places more stringent constraints on dark matter properties derived from particle physics experiments. [Physics] Published Tue Oct 31, 2017

Higgs boson uncovered by quantum algorithm on D-Wave machine

Particle physics data sorted by quantum machine learning, but still needs work.

Computer science: Data analysis meets quantum physics

3 months agoAcademics : Nature

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

Solving a Higgs optimization problem with quantum annealing for machine learning

3 months agoAcademics : Nature

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

The Federal Government Never Lets a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: New at Reason

3 months agoNews : Reason

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

Wife arrested for punching husband after he interrupted her ‘pleasuring herself’

4 months agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

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...

Apparel Industry Stands by the Higg Index

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

Apparel Industry Stands by the Higg Index

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

Feds Cite Big-Cat Exhibitor Over Transport of Infant Tiger Cub

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.

Leaked Fitbit smartwatch renders may have revealed Fitbit’s secret weapon against Apple

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

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