The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science, notes University of Wisconsin-Madison Life ... Read more
Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth), in a laboratory rather than from afar ... Read more
The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Cost of Defeating Diseaseby Meredith Wadman(Viking, 448 pages plus 16 page photo insert, $30, February 7, 2017) Reviewed by Dr. Fred Bortz For more reviews, see the ... Read more
A group of Russian and Swedish scientists just published a breakthrough paper, reporting results of a joint study by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Stockholm university. The article was published in the US journal Aging. ... Read more
A minor planet in the Solar System will officially be known as Bernardbowen from today after Australian citizen science project theSkyNet won a competition to name the celestial body. The minor planet was named by ... Read more
Ultrafast non-equilibrium magnetization in correlated spin systems is extensively studied in recent years. At both fundamental and application levels, ultrafast laser pulse excitation and dynamics measurement provide an effective path to the fast optical detection, ... Read more
Katarina Anthony New precision measurements of the W and Z boson cross sections show the proton contains more strange quarks than previously believed. The protons collided by the LHC are not elementary particles, but are instead made up of quarks, antiquarks and gluons. But, the theory of the strong interactions – quantum chromodynamics (QCD) – […]
The latest issue of Accelerating News is now online and available to read. In this issue: A year of success for HL-LHC - The HL-LHC project achieved several important milestones in 2016. Moedas on SESAME and science diplomacy - EU Commissioner for R&I on SESAME as a model for science diplomacy. LINAC4 reaches target energy of 160 MeV - CERN's […]
a clear enhancement around the Bc+ mass in the D0 and K meson invariant mass spectrum. The contribution of the Bc+→D0K+ decay, shown as the red Gaussian distribution, is observed with a statistical significance of 5.1σ (Image: CERN) The LHCb collaboration presented several new results at the 9th International Workshop on the CKM Unitarity Triangle (CKM2016), which took place last week […]
Virginia Greco Participants to the CERN-hosted Design Characteristics of a Novel Linear Accelerator for Challenging Environments workshop, held on 7-8 November 2016. On 7-8 November 2016, CERN hosted a workshop on the Design Characteristics of a Novel Linear Accelerator for Challenging Environments. At this event, 70 experts in various fields relating to radiotherapy for cancer […]
The second issue of “On Track”, the AIDA-2020 EU project newsletter, is now available online. In this issue: the journey of the beam telecscope built for the AIDA-2020 project; the installation of the CERN Neutrino Platform dual-phase Time Projection Chamber prototype; the AIDA-2020 First Annual Meeting; and the Energy and time management with high-granularity silicon […]
Anaïs Rassat The Institute for Electric and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2016 (NSS/MIC) will take place in Strasbourg, France from 29th October to 6th November. CERN will have a strong presence there related to its contribution to High Energy Physics, medical imaging, health and safety, and knowledge transfer and […]
The human-machine interface helps visualise the measurements from industrial control and automation systems. Day-to-day LHC operations require a large number of highly specialised control systems, one such example being the system to manage the complex LHC’s cryogenic system. For over 15 years, CERN has been using a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system called Simatic […]
The latest issue of Accelerating News has just been published. In this issue, find out more about the approval of the ARIES proposal, and why it has been a great success; read about the "Achromatic Telescopic Squeezing" scheme, a new optical scheme which will be a key solution to the various challenges of the HL-LHC upgrade; or find out more […]
Andrew Purcell The young researchers have been co-funded by the European Commission as fellows at CERN and enrolled in doctoral programmes at the Maynooth University and Dublin City University (Image: Andrew Purcell/ CERN) ICE-DIP, the Intel-CERN European Doctorate Industrial Program, is a European Industrial Doctorate scheme led by CERN. Building on CERN’s long-standing relationship with Intel through CERN openlab, […]
Matthew Chalmers, Stefania Pandolfi When CERN was founded in 1954, the neutrino was technically still a figment of theorists’ imaginations. Six decades later, neutrinos have become the most studied of all elementary particles. Several new and upgraded neutrino-beam experiments planned in Japan and the US, in addition to the reactor-based JUNO experiment in China, aim […]
The Smithsonian is joining with local communities and the Nigerian Montane Forest Project to better understand and conserve montane forests in Nigeria. The post Taking the Pulse of Our Planet’s Forests: appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
At 53, Martha Hamilton was the oldest of 14 female performers who portrayed Ragnar Kjartansson’s “Woman in E” at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum during the […] The post I was a glittering artwork, on exhibit in Washington, D.C. appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief spurts of radio emission, lasting just one-thousandth of a second, whose origins are mysterious. Fewer than two dozen have […] The post Astronomers propose cell phone search for galactic radio bursts appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
This special Valentine’s Day card has a long history in the Ream family. David Ream and Marion Hartman were married in 1915, and although […] The post Sending the Very Best for Valentine’s Day appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
At age 19, athlete Amy Purdy had both legs amputated below the knee due to a sudden illness that culminated in septic shock. Two years […] The post With Grit and Innovation “Everyone Plays” appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
NASA’s InSight probe, scheduled to land on the surface of Mars in November 2018, will be boring. Boring a hole, that is. It will drill […] The post ISO: a boring Martian landing spot for NASA’s InSight probe appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
Join Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell as she explores the volcanoes of Alaska’s Western Aleutian Islands. The post Smithsonian volcanologist Elizabeth Cottrell explores Alaskan Volcanoes appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
Ollie the bobcat, who escaped from her enclosure at the Smithsonian National Zoo, was found two days after her disappearance roaming near the zoo’s bird […] The post Missing bobcat found on zoo property appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
Food is scarce in the deep, dark regions of the ocean where barbeled dragonfishes and their relatives dwell. Known as the Stomiidae, some of these […] The post Odd anatomy: flexible joint between skull and spine allow dragonfish to open wide appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
An altar in a backyard in Texas. A statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe is encased in a bathtub that has been turned on its […] The post A lesson in “rasquachismo” art: Chicano aesthetics & the “sensibilities of the barrio” appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.