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Tim Berners-lee Makes An Nft From World Wide Web’s Objective-c

Enlarge / Tim Berners-Lee showing off the early World Wide Web at CERN. (credit: Courtesy Sotheby's) Next week, Sir Tim Berners-Lee will auction an NFT of the original source code he used to create the World Wide Web. The centerpiece of the...

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Cern Physicists Prove Subatomic Particles Can Switch Into An Antiparticle And Back

Physicists working with the LHCb experiment at CERN have proven that a subatomic particle can switch into its antiparticle and back again. The researchers were able to prove this using extremely precise measurements made using the LHCb experiment at...
Related topics: Physics

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Searching For Heavy New Particles With The Atlas Experiment

Since discovering the Higgs boson in 2012, the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN has been working to understand its properties. One question in particular stands out: why does the Higgs boson have the mass that it does? Experiments have measured its mass...
Related topics: Higgs Boson

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Studying Top Quarks At High And Not-so-high Energies

CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is famous for colliding protons at world-record energies—but sometimes it pays to dial down the energy and see what happens under less extreme conditions. The LHC started operation in 2010 with a collision energy...
Related topics: Large Hadron Collider

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A Tiny Particle’s Wobble Could Upend The Known Laws Of Physics

For decades, physicists have relied on and have been bound by the Standard Model, which successfully explains the results of high-energy particle experiments in places like CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. But the model leaves many deep questions...
Related topics: Physics, Large Hadron Collider

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Cern Alpha Collaboration Cools Antihydrogen Atoms With Laser Light

Researchers at the ALPHA collaboration at CERN have for the first time succeeded in cooling down antihydrogen atoms using laser light. Antihydrogen is the simplest form of atomic antimatter, and the technique known as laser cooling was first...
Related topics: Laser, Antimatter

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Cern Boffins Zap Antimatter With Ultraviolet Lasers In The Hope Of Revealing The Secret Symmetry Of...

If you can't measure it, you can't research it A team of European researchers have succeeded in slowing down antimatter in a study that could lead to more accurate measures of this strangely elusive substance and help confirm the fundamental...
Related topics: Antimatter, Laser

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The Latest Data From Cern Hints At A Whole New Force Of Nature

When Cern’s gargantuan accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), fired up ten years ago, hopes abounded that new particles would soon be discovered that could help us unravel physics’ deepest mysteries. Dark matter, microscopic black holes...
Related topics: Large Hadron Collider, Scientific Discoveries, Physics, Black Holes

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This Tiny Particle Accelerator Fits In A Large Room — Making It Much More Practical Than Cern’s

In 2010, when scientists were preparing to smash the first particles together within the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), sections of the media fantasized that the EU-wide experiment might create a black hole that could swallow and destroy our planet....
Related topics: Physics, Large Hadron Collider, Black Holes, Space

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Homebrew Metrology The Cern Way

We won’t pretend to fully grok everything going on with this open-source 8.5-digit voltmeter that [Marco Reps] built. After all, the design came from the wizards at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, home to the Large Hadron...

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Cloud At Cern Reveals The Role Of Iodine Acids In Atmospheric Aerosol Formation

In a paper published today in the journal Science, the CLOUD collaboration at CERN shows that aerosol particles made of iodic acid can form extremely rapidly in the marine boundary layer—the portion of the atmosphere that is in direct contact with...

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Actually, There Is An Alternative...

Actually, There Is An Alternative... Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, On March 12, 1989, a research fellow at CERN named Tim Berners-Lee submitted a paper to the agency’s senior management, proposing a new way to...

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A Dedicated Licence For Open-source Hardware: Cern Ohl Approved By Osi

How do you license open-source hardware? Existing software licences will not do, says CERN The OSI (Open Source Intitiative) has approved version 2 of CERN's Open Hardware License (OHL), meaning it conforms to its Open Source Definition and respects...
Related topics: Open Source Software

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Cern's Latest Ls2 Report: Beams Circulate In The Ps Booster

If you follow CERN on social media, you probably saw back in December that the first beam had been injected into the PS Booster (PSB), thus connecting the machine for the first time to the new Linac4.
Related topics: Social Media

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Recreating Big Bang Matter On Earth

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN usually collides protons together. It is these proton–proton collisions that led to the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. But the world's biggest accelerator was also designed to smash together heavy...
Related topics: Big Bang, Large Hadron Collider, Scientific Discoveries, Higgs Boson

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Cern Is Making The Large Hadron Collider's Data More Accessible

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will open up access to more data from Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments. Under an updated policy, data will be released around five years after it's collected and CERN hopes to release...
Related topics: Large Hadron Collider

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First Physics Results From Prototype Detector Published

The DUNE collaboration has published their first scientific paper based on data collected with the ProtoDUNE single-phase detector located at CERN's Neutrino Platform. The results show that the detector is performing with greater than 99%...
Related topics: Physics, Neutrinos

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'search Of A Lifetime' For Supersymmetric Particles At Cern

A team of researchers at the University of Chicago recently embarked on the search of a lifetime—or rather, a search for the lifetime of long-lived supersymmetric particles.

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Cern Scientific Team Develops Transportable 'antimatter Trap'

Antimatter is matter defined in modern physics as being composed of antiparticles of the corresponding particles of "normal" matter. CERN's BASE team conducts the research, and is behind several antimatter breakthroughs.
Related topics: Antimatter, Physics

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A Transportable Antiproton Trap To Unlock The Secrets Of Antimatter

The BASE collaboration at CERN has bagged more than one first in antimatter research. For example, it made the first ever more precise measurement for antimatter than for matter, it kept antimatter stored for a record time of more than a year, and...
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