Posts Tagged: particles

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Super-powered laser to be added to the ISS

Because doing science in space wouldn’t be complete without a giant laser, the International Space Station is due to receive a super-powerful laser by the end of 2014.┬áBut don’t worry, because this particular laser doesn’t actually have the capability to

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Super-powered laser to be added to the ISS

Because doing science in space wouldn’t be complete without a giant laser, the International Space Station is due to receive a super-powerful laser by the end of 2014.┬áBut don’t worry, because this particular laser doesn’t actually have the capability to

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Ball lightning observed in nature for the first time

Continuing on from my last post about wind turbines firing lightning into storm clouds, here’s another awesome story about lightning: for the first time ever, scientists have observed ball lightning – otherwise known as the mysterious St Elmo’s fire –

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Ball lightning observed in nature for the first time

Continuing on from my last post about wind turbines firing lightning into storm clouds, here’s another awesome story about lightning: for the first time ever, scientists have observed ball lightning – otherwise known as the mysterious St Elmo’s fire –

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High-energy neutrinos finally slow down to be counted

The IceCube lab in Antarctica has finally found the first signs of cosmic neutrinos, created in the Universe’s most violent events. Neutrinos in general are particles that barely interact with anything, casually passing through us, the Earth, and pretty much

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High-energy neutrinos finally slow down to be counted

The IceCube lab in Antarctica has finally found the first signs of cosmic neutrinos, created in the Universe’s most violent events. Neutrinos in general are particles that barely interact with anything, casually passing through us, the Earth, and pretty much

What do we really know about gravity?

Gravity is undeniable. We can enjoy it, thrilled by the sensation of leaving our stomachs behind as we accelerate down the steep slope of a rollercoaster; fear it, as we stand at the edge of a skyscraper so high that

What do we really know about gravity?

Gravity is undeniable. We can enjoy it, thrilled by the sensation of leaving our stomachs behind as we accelerate down the steep slope of a rollercoaster; fear it, as we stand at the edge of a skyscraper so high that

Neutrinos, beta decay and momentum conservation

I studied neutrinos as part of my Physics masters project, and I have to say, they are pretty cool. I find particle physics as a whole really interesting – there’s a lot of stuff that we just don’t know about

Neutrinos, beta decay and momentum conservation

I studied neutrinos as part of my Physics masters project, and I have to say, they are pretty cool. I find particle physics as a whole really interesting – there’s a lot of stuff that we just don’t know about