Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory responds via Twitter to rumors that circulated earlier this week claiming its Tevatron accelerator may have discovered the elusive Higgs boson: “Let's settle this: the rumors spread by one fame-seeking blogger are just rumors. That's it.”
The New York Times reports on some unlikely results of experiments at the Tevatron, the particle accelerator at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill. The new findings could shed light on why the universe has a preponderance of matter over antimatter, and therefore something rather than nothing.
Scientists take a step closer towards discovering what makes up the most mysterious stuff in the universe
By Gregory Mone
Posted 03.05.2008 at 12:20 pm 4 Comments
The title of the paper might not jump out at the average science fan—Search for Axionlike Particles Using a Variable-Baseline Photon-Regeneration Technique—but the big idea behind the research certainly should. Physicists at Fermilab have designed an experiment to look for the particles that may make up dark matter—the elusive material that may make up most of the matter in the universe.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.