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From CERN: "The first neutron beam hits EAR2"

Antonella Del Rosso

On 25 July 2014, about a year after construction work began, the Experimental Area 2 (EAR2) of CERN’s neutron facility n_TOF recorded its first beam. 551 more words

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From Rutgers University: "Astrophysics Professor Creates Computer Models that Help Explain How Galaxies Formed and Evolved"

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Rachel Somerville (Photo: Miguel Acevedo)

July 30, 2014
Carl Blesch

When most people think of astronomers, they envision scientists who spend time peering at stars and galaxies through telescopes on high mountain tops. 680 more words

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From NASA/Chandra: "SDSS J1254+0846: Quasar Pair Captured in Galaxy Collision" 2010

NASA Chandra

Quasars are some of the most luminous objects in the Universe. The system SDSS 1254+0846 has a pair of them — the first time this has been seen. 367 more words

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From Symmetry: "Using the Higgs boson to search for clues"


August 01, 2014
Sarah Charley

After a new particle such as the Higgs boson is discovered, scientists want to measure all of its properties as accurately as possible. 1,027 more words

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From CERN: "ISOLDE back on target after shutdown"


1 Aug 2014
Anaïs Schaeffer

Today the ISOLDE installation restarted its physics programme with beams from the Proton Synchrotron Booster. After a shutdown of almost a year and a half, there was a real buzz in the air as the first beam of protons hit the target of the first ISOLDE experiment. 491 more words

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From Fermilab- "Frontier Science Result: MINERvA Pion on the break shot"

Fermilab is an enduring source of strength for the US contribution to scientific research world wide.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
Aaron Mislivec, University of Rochester… 453 more words

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From NASA/NuSTAR: "NuSTAR Celebrates Two Years of Science in Space"


July 31, 2014

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, a premier black-hole hunter among other talents, has finished up its two-year prime mission, and will be moving onto its next phase, a two-year extension. 590 more words

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