With the Higgs boson - or something that looks a whole lot like it - now identified, retailers have wasted no time in throwing the elusive subatomic particle up for sale. UK online retailer Ebuyer has led the charge, with a spoof listing for the banging boson promising delivery on May 29 20129.
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider are likely to announce the most convincing evidence of the Higgs boson particle to-date at the CERN event on Wednesday, but not name it as such over an abundance of caution. Although official word isn't expected to come until tomorrow, insiders involved in the research tell Nature that "in practice you would have to be monstrously sceptical not to be convinced by what we have now" with the evidence signal likely to be confirmed at between 4.5 and 5 sigma.
Remember the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the God particle? Scientists working on the project will announce on Wednesday that they have enough evidence to show that the Higgs boson does indeed exist. That doesn’t mean they’ve found it, however: the data the scientists have obtained will demonstrate the footprint of the particle, but they still haven’t discovered it for themselves.
It seems strange that it's all the way over here in Chicago that the Higgs boson "God particle" may have been successfully detected when its CERN, halfway across the world, that's most famous for attempting to detect it. As it turns out though, the announcement today shows that what scientists at Fermilab, near Chicago, have found is extremely similar to what the Large Hadron Collider has already detected, making this not just an exciting discovery, but one that can be repeated in a lab. The "God particle", for those of you unaware, is one which scientists suggest will prove how particles gained mass in the original "Big Bang", this quest for its discovery quite possibly one of the most important scientific projects in our short history here on earth.
One of the things that the Large Hadron Collider or LHC has been trying to observe has been the Higgs boson particle. There have been rumors floating around for a while now that the Higgs boson particle had been observed at the LHC and the CERN folks running the LHC are set to make an announcement tomorrow. There is no official detail on what the announcement will be, but with the rumors, the thought is the announcement will be on the Higgs boson.
The U.S. Department of Energy, with the help of researchers at Stanford University and other public and private institutions, have demonstrated the ability of a chip no larger than a grain of rice to accelerate particles 10 times faster than a conventional particle accelerator can do alone. The chip, which is specially nano-fabricated of fused silica, has the potential to drastically scale down the machinery necessary for particle research, security scanners, medical devices and other technology. The global effect of this advance could be just as revolutionary as silicon was.
CERN may be best known for its hunt for the Higgs Boson, but a team at the organization are also tracking down internet history, working to restore the first ever website to its original URL and server. The project, which will see the European Organisation for Nuclear Research restore World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee's first page to info.cern.ch, requires rebuilding the site pretty much from scratch, as no screenshots of the original exist.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) completed its first three-year running cycle at 7:24am today, when its crew removed its beams and entered it into its first long shutdown period. Called LS1 (Long Shutdown 1), the LHC will undergo maintenance and consolidation work, enabling it to run at a higher energy when it is fired back up in 2015.
TIME Magazine has unveiled its shortlist of finalists for the magazine's 2012 Person of the Year award, which goes to the person or group that TIME editors deem had the single greatest impact during the past year. Among the final eight to make the list include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, located in Geneva, Switzerland, has completed its first three years of proton runs and will be suspending the rest until 2015. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) made the announcement yesterday morning.