articles tagged: particle physics
wowt explains: what is antimatter?
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wowt explains: what is antimatter?

Like warp drives, suspended animation, and teleportation, antimatter is a frequent staple of science fiction. But what exactly is it, and could we ever use it to do amazing things?

has anyone ever been killed by dark matter?
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has anyone ever been killed by dark matter?

When you think about just how much dark matter there is in the universe, it would be pretty strange if it never harmed anyone or anything…

how google learned to stop trying to make cold fusion happen
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how google learned to stop trying to make cold fusion happen

For some inexplicable reason, Google funded an experiment to test whether cold fusion is possible. It's not and can't be unless everything we know about physics is wrong.

we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter
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we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter

Why space as we know is dominated by matter instead of its oppositely charged twin is a long standing question in physics. Now, experiments at the LHC are providing a glimpse at an answer.

why gravity is the force you think you understand, but actually don’t
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why gravity is the force you think you understand, but actually don’t

If you think you know how gravity works, you’re probably wrong. While we can explain what it does, figuring out how has been a multi-decade long exercise in frustration and dead ends.

how fixing particle colliders’ discarded data problem could bring us a better internet
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how fixing particle colliders’ discarded data problem could bring us a better internet

Particle colliders have a huge, seldom discussed problem when trying to record experimental data. Solving it could help us find ground breaking new physics and give us a more reliable internet.

world of weird things podcast: why we need particle colliders
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world of weird things podcast: why we need particle colliders

Particle colliders seem like an ideal example of esoteric, purely curiosity-driven science. But we’ve actually been enjoying the fruits of their discoveries for decades now.

how gravity and lasers are helping us learn more about the universe
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how gravity and lasers are helping us learn more about the universe

The best way to understand the fabric of space and time might just involve a fifth state of matter and falling for a really long time...

how studying falling antimatter can eventually help us treat cancer
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how studying falling antimatter can eventually help us treat cancer

CERN wants to investigate how antimatter falls by creating and dropping anti-hydrogen atoms, adding to our understanding of particle physics and its applications.

antarctic ice shows us a glimpse of what may lie beyond the standard model
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antarctic ice shows us a glimpse of what may lie beyond the standard model

Particle physicists have been stuck confirming the same patterns of particle creation and decay. Now, they coud have a chance to study something brand new.

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