Scientists using the atom-smashing machine known as the Large Hadron Collider on Wednesday said they had observed two never-seen-before particles, a discovery that refines physicists’ understanding of how elementary particles interact and the forces between them.
Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve the performance of devices like computer chips. (more…)
Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’, has been given a Nobel Prize for his efforts along with Belgian physicist Francois Englert. (more…)
Editor note: We ran an article earlier on the Facebook Site regarding this. Here is the ORIGINAL new scientist article with LINKS to the Physic’s Newsletter the details came from. Ground Breaking work being done in Physic’s could change what we are doing with computers soon. (more…)
New Plastic Material Capable of Detecting Nuclear Substances Developed – Sci-News.com.
A new material, recently described in the Journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, could be just what testing agencies are looking for to detect improvised nuclear devices used by rogue governments and terrorists. (more…)
JAPAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY released a video clip of some recent work on quantum levitation. The group took their inspiration from the game Wipe’out. With this new technology, they hope to revolutionize the world of motor transport; Maybe in a near future it could lead to a real Wipe’out race.
Is the New Physics Here? Atom Smashers Get an Antimatter Surprise | LiveScience.
Some maybe asking why is a Physic’s story on a TechPage!!! Well, considering that all of the gadgets we use came out of someone’s understanding of Chemicals and Physics I’d say that’s a good answer. That and I support the study of both of these sciences, as they are fundamental building blocks on what all of our technology stands.