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From Princeton: "‘Material universe’ yields surprising new particle"

Princeton University

November 25, 2015

A crystal of tungsten ditelluride is shown. Image courtesy of Wudi Wang and N. Phuan Ong, Princeton University.

An international team of researchers has predicted the existence of a new type of particle called the type-II Weyl fermion in metallic materials. 1,368 more words

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From ALICE at CERN: "LHC collides ions at new record energy"

Lead ions collide in the CMS detector (Image:CMS)

After the successful restart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its first months of data taking with proton collisions at a new energy frontier, the LHC is moving to a new phase, with the first lead-ion collisions of season 2 at an energy about twice as high as that of any previous collider experiment. 670 more words

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From Don Lincoln at FNAL: "What good is particle physics?"

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

Don Lincoln

Most particle physics research is publicly funded, so it is fair that society asks if this is a good use of taxpayers’ money. 129 more words

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From ESO: "MUSE Observations Enable Prediction of Once-in-a-lifetime Supernova Replay"

European Southern Observatory

25 November 2015
Claudio Grillo
Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Email: grillo@dark-cosmology.dk

Piero Rosati
Department of Physics and Earth Science… 771 more words

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From Sky and Telescope: "Star-Counting in the Galactic Bulge"

Sky & Telescope

November 24, 2015
John Bochanski

An artist’s impression of what Milky Way, and especially its peanut-shaped bulge, would look like from the outside. 789 more words

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From Nature: "Theoretical physics: The origins of space and time" 2013 but Very Informative


28 August 2013
Zeeya Merali

“Imagine waking up one day and realizing that you actually live inside a computer game,” says Mark Van Raamsdonk, describing what sounds like a pitch for a science-fiction film. 2,709 more words

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From NASA Webb: "NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Receives First Mirror Installation"

James Webb Space Telescope

November 25, 2015

An engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center worked to install the first flight mirror onto the telescope structure at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. 1,044 more words

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