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Physicists Confirm Discovery of the Higgs Boson

Physicists announced today that they have officially discovered the elusive Higgs boson. Since unveiling their near-discovery in July 2012, physicists working at CERN had referred to the particle as “Higgs-like,” unsure if it was the actual Higgs or a particle similar to it. Readings indicated the “Higgs-like” particle at 125 gigaelectronvolts (GeV). They’ve since had nearly a …

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“Particle Consistent With The Higgs Boson” Discovered At CERN

Today, the crackpot scientists at CERN revealed the detection of something resembling the Higgs boson. Or, if you want, a detection consistent with a Standard Model Higgs. That’s a far cry from several media reports claiming a definitive “discovery,” but something’s there. Whether it’s actually the Higgs or an entirely new particle is unclear. What …

Neutrinos! Stop, In The Name Of The…Laws Of Physics!

I suppose I should write something about the outcome of that whole faster-than-light neutrino situation, given that I’ve written so much about them already. But I’ll make this one quick. On Friday, scientists at CERN announced the results of their latest neutrino speed test, called the Icarus experiment. The final answer? Neutrinos do not travel …

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider To Increase Energy

The power of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will soon increase by 14%, reaching “a total collision energy of 8 trillion electron volts.” The particle accelerator is currently resting up after an exciting year in 2011. When it starts up again “later this year,” it will break its previous energy record and allow scientists a …

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Are Hover Boards In Our Future?

Here we are, three years from 2015, and there’s no sign of flying cars, hover boards, or retro-80s cafes on the horizon. What gives? Luckily, a new study released over the weekend may give us renewed hope. According to Professor Jun Zhang of NYU’s Courant Institute, hovering may be more easily accomplished by top-heavy structures, …

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Does The Higgs Boson Want To Be Found?

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 to give all other particles …

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All I Want For Christmas Is The Higgs Boson

Physicists at CERN may have observed the ghost of the Higgs Boson at 125 GeV. This would be an exciting development for multiple reasons: The Higgs Boson is the hypothetical particle said to give all other particles their mass, and finding it would be a giant leap in our understanding of the universe. According to viXra …