Because powerful accelerators take at least a decade to realise, physicists have started work on two machines to aid physics research of the future.
The agents of cyber-warfare are trapped as much as liberated by the ambiguities surrounding what the nature of a cyber-weapon is at all, with what intent and for what purpose it was crafted, allowing its repercussions to seem anywhere from rapid to evanescent.
The data pointing at signs of a new particle isn’t good enough to use yet.
An electron’s lifetime is predicted by prevalent theory that physicists would like to see disproved
Run 2 results from the LHC show that QCD is scale-invariant – in keeping with the Standard Model prediction.
Overall, 2015 was a great year – breaking away from 2014 and nicely setting up 2016.
Plutonium-244 could’ve come from neutron-star mergers, so knowing its abundance could reveal the rate at which such mergers happen.
As a science writer, I don’t like the inverted pyramid but prefer the pyramid: starting with a slowly building trickle of information at the top with the best stuff coming at the bottom.
It’s very important to glorify the people who’ve stood up to adversity but when the adversity was brought on by the government, it’s equally – if not more – important to call it out as well.
The BEC was Einstein’s last major prediction and it took a revolution in quantum optics to be realised.