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Comet Lovejoy’s Close Encounter

December 16, 2011 Space Leave a comment

When something’s on a crash course to the Sun, you don’t expect it to do anything other than burst into a fiery ball of plasma nothingness. Enter Lovejoy. The comet, officially known as c/2011 w3 Lovejoy, was considered “doomed” as it traveled toward our central star. However, as Lovejoy made ...

Light Particles Captured On Camera

December 14, 2011 Science

Scientists have developed a “new imaging solution” that operates at a rate of one trillion frames per second, effectively allowing them to capture the propagation of light particles. What you see in the video is a short “burst of laser light” beaming through a [Coke] bottle.

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John Titor: Will Time Travel Be Discovered At CERN?

December 12, 2011 Time Travel

It’s been an exciting few months in the world of physics. Between faster-than-light neutrinos and a possible glimpse of the Higgs Boson, data coming out of CERN has many wondering where the future of science will take us. And as the potentially historic conference in Geneva approaches, I can’t help ...

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Does The Higgs Boson Want To Be Found?

December 11, 2011 Science

On December 13, 2011, physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will announce their most recent findings regarding the Higgs Boson. Often referred to as the God Particle, the Higgs Boson is “the last elementary particle still unaccounted for in the Standard Model” of physics, and is assumed ...

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December 11, 2011 Science

You know, for all the time we spend researching and exploring the cosmos, we’ve barely even scratched the surface of our own planet. Two areas we haven’t fully explored? The deep ocean, and Antarctica. In the coming month, I’ll be exploring a certain hypothesis regarding our Earth, something far outside ...