Scientists working at the world’s biggest atom smasher near Geneva have announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle that looks remarkably like the long-sought Higgs boson. Sometimes called the “God particle” because its existence is fundamental to the creation of the universe, the hunt for the Higgs involved thousands of scientists from all over the world.
Scientists developingdevice to ‘hack’ into brain of Stephen Hawking Updated 06:42 PM Jun 26, 2012
LONDON – Stephen Hawking is testing out a groundbreaking device to allow him to communicate through brain waves in a project that scientists have likened to “hacking into his brain”.Dr Hawking, 70, has been working with scientists at Standford University who are developing a the iBrain – a tool which picks up brain waves and communicates them via a computer.The scientist, who has motor neuron disease and lost the power of speech nearly 30 years ago, currently uses a computer to communicate but is losing the ability as the condition worsens, the Daily Telegraph reported. ………
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“Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider submitted a papertoPhysical Review Letters claiming that they’d discovered a new Baryon particle. This is the Xi_b^*0 – which is composed of three quarks: astrange quark, a beauty quark, and either an up or down quark. ………..”
What makes us human? What distinguishes us from chimpanzees and other great apes? Using high-powered cluster computing and data from the human and chimp genome projects, Katie Pollard, an associate professor of biostatistics at the Gladstone Institutes at the University of California, San Francisco, has discovered some surprising answers, as she explains in this interview.
Faster-than-light neutrinos? Why nobody is surprised it might be an error.
Last year, European particle physicists observed neutrinos apparently traveling faster than the speed of light. But now it seems that it was a bad measurement, which is no surprise to the physics community. ……..
‘They’ll find the God particle by summer.’ And Peter Higgs should knowRenowned physicist Professor Peter Higgs gives a rare interview to Jenny Fyall as he receives the Edinburgh AwardProfessor Peter Higgs told The Scotsman he thought scientists at Cern working with the Large Hadron Collider would find evidence that the elusive particle exists within a matter of months.The acclaimed 82-year-old theoretical physicist came up with the now famous theory in 1964 which provides an explanation for the origins of mass as a property of matter.………………………………………………………..