Tagged: Physics

CERN: Hadron Collider used to Find Two New Subatomic Particles.

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.


Video: Accidental discovery dramatically improves conductivity

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…)

Quantum reality more complex than previously thought

Imagine you order a delivery of several glass vases in different colors. Each vase is sent as a separate parcel. What would you think of the courier if the parcels arrive apparently undamaged, yet when you open them, it turns out that all the red vases are intact and all the green ones are smashed to pieces?  (more…)

Five Things You Should Know About the Nobel Prize Winner’s Higgs Boson

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…)

New Plastic Material Capable of Detecting Nuclear Substances Developed

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…)

Controlled Quantum Levitation

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.

Source: YouTube

Is the New Physics Here? Atom Smashers Get an Antimatter Surprise

LHCIs the New Physics Here? Atom Smashers Get an Antimatter Surprise  | LiveScience.
OtherSources: Wired

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.