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CERN Celebrates 60 Years of International Collaboration

CERN Celebrates 60 Years of International Collaboration

Today, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is blowing out 60 candles at an event attended by official delegations from 35 countries. Founded in 1954, CERN is today the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and a prime example of international collaboration, bringing together scientists of almost 100 nationalities. [More]
Primordial Stars May Have Died Unusually

Primordial Stars May Have Died Unusually

Certain primordial stars—those 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects—among the Universe's first-generation of stars—would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind. [More]
First Stage Results from PandaX Experiment on Search for Dark Matter

First Stage Results from PandaX Experiment on Search for Dark Matter

Scientists across China and the United States collaborating on the PandaX search for dark matter from an underground lab in southwestern China report results from the first stage of the experiment in a new study published in the Beijing-based journal SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy. [More]
AMS Detector on ISS Measures Sum Flux of Cosmic Rays Electrons and Positrons

AMS Detector on ISS Measures Sum Flux of Cosmic Rays Electrons and Positrons

Latest results of the measurement of high-energy particles with the AMS detector on the international space station ISS provide for a deeper understanding of the origin and nature of cosmic rays. A young investigator group of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), which is headed by Dr. Iris Gebauer, is involved in this experiment. It measured the sum flux of cosmic rays electrons and positrons. The spokesperson of the AMS project, Professor Samuel C. C. Ting, presented the results at the CERN Research Center last week. [More]
Moon to be Turned into a Giant Particle Detector

Moon to be Turned into a Giant Particle Detector

Scientists from the University of Southampton are to turn the Moon into a giant particle detector to help understand the origin of Ultra-High-Energy (UHE) cosmic rays - the most energetic particles in the Universe. [More]
NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory Successfully Produces Bose-Einstein Condensate

NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory Successfully Produces Bose-Einstein Condensate

NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) mission has succeeded in producing a state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, a key breakthrough for the instrument leading up to its debut on the International Space Station in late 2016. [More]
Fusion of Electricity and Magnetism in a Single Material Paves Way for Advanced Computing Architectures

Fusion of Electricity and Magnetism in a Single Material Paves Way for Advanced Computing Architectures

Electricity and magnetism rule our digital world. Semiconductors process electrical information, while magnetic materials enable long-term data storage. A University of Pittsburgh research team has discovered a way to fuse these two distinct properties in a single material, paving the way for new ultrahigh density storage and computing architectures. [More]
Magnets Steer Particles at Swiss Light Source Accelerator Facility

Magnets Steer Particles at Swiss Light Source Accelerator Facility

Magnets are the unsung heroes in particle accelerators because they keep protons or electrons on track. But such magnets have very little in common with the small ones on the domestic fridge door. Quite a few of the magnets at PSI are heavier and bulkier than the fridge itself, yet despite this they are also masterpieces of precision and control. [More]
Galaxy DDO 68 May Not be as Young as it Looks

Galaxy DDO 68 May Not be as Young as it Looks

Astronomers usually have to peer very far into the distance to see back in time, and view the Universe as it was when it was young. This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of galaxy DDO 68, otherwise known as UGC 5340, was thought to offer an exception. This ragged collection of stars and gas clouds looks at first glance like a recently-formed galaxy in our own cosmic neighbourhood. But, is it really as young as it looks? [More]
Information Stored in Quantum Bits Exponentially Compressed Without Losing Information

Information Stored in Quantum Bits Exponentially Compressed Without Losing Information

CIFAR researchers have shown that information stored in quantum bits can be exponentially compressed without losing information. The achievement is an important proof of principle, and could be useful for efficient quantum communications and information storage. [More]