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.
Welcome to the holiday season here in the gadget and tech universe, with no lack of companies coming on from all directions with products galore - and promotions as strange as a pool of interactive water! The Replay XD 720 HD action camcorder has been released in all its black and red glory - ready to mount to your hardcore toys. For those of you that are slightly less hardcore, there's also the LG Nexus 4 as it re-approaches the Google Play online store this afternoon.
Last week's discovery of a Higgs boson-like particle set the internet ablaze with discussion and debate, but as with most scientific discoveries, there are some who are having a hard time understanding what it all means. After all, not everyone has advanced degrees in physics. In an attempt to make the significance of the discovery easier for people to comprehend, a group of scientists have taken CERN's preliminary ATLAS data that revealed this Higgs-like particle and set it to music.
Miss the CERN Higgs boson press conference earlier, and confused about what exactly all this particle magic is about? The teams responsible for apparently spotting the errant subatomic minx have released a video of the conference following the big reveal, going into greater detail of the findings and trying to put them into better context as for what it means for science and the Standard Model. Check out the video after the cut.
Scientists at CERN have announced that they have discovered evidence of a Higgs-like particle with an evidence signal of 5 sigma, the agreed threshold for positive identification of the so-called "God Particle." Announced at a live streaming press conference from the Large Hadron Collider, the confirmation means there is a 99.99997-percent chance that the Higgs boson has been identified in the 125GeV mass range. The news has huge implications for the so-called Standard Model of physics.
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.
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) believe they may have spotted signs of the Higgs boson, it has been announced this morning, though the recorded evidence "is not large enough to say anything conclusive." In a comprehensive presentation of the latest results from the particle-smashing Atlas and CMS experiments today, scientists in Geneva suggested that the output "is consistent either with a background fluctuation or the present of the SM Higgs boson."