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Astronomy / Space - Physics - 21.09.2011
Could the Higgs boson explain the size of the Universe?
Could the Higgs boson explain the size of the Universe?
The Universe wouldn't be the same without the Higgs boson. This legendary particle plays a role in cosmology and reveals the possible existence of another closely related particle. The race to identify the Higgs boson is on at CERN. This Holy Grail of particle physics would help explain why the majority of elementary particles possess mass.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 23.06.2011
Solar wind samples give insight into birth of solar system
Solar wind samples give insight into birth of solar system
Most of the Genesis payload consisted of fragile solar-wind collectors, which had been exposed to the solar particles over a period of two years. Genesis mission yields solar isotopic composition despite hard landing LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, June 23, 2011—Two papers in this week's issue of Science report the first oxygen and nitrogen isotopic measurements of the Sun, demonstrating that they are very different from the same elements on Earth.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 18.04.2011
Probing the Laws of Gravity: A Gravity Resonance Method
[ Florian Aigner Quantum mechanical methods can now be used to study gravity: At the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna), a measurement method was developed, which allows to test the fundamental theories of physics. The world's most precise measurement methods are based on quantum physics. Atomic clocks or high-resolution magnetic resonance, which is used in medicine, rely on accurate measurements of quantum leaps: A particle excited at exactly the right frequency changes its quantum state ' this is called 'resonance spectroscopy'.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 15.04.2011
Los Alamos scientists propose new theory for development of turbulent magnetic reconnection
Los Alamos scientists propose new theory for development of turbulent magnetic reconnection
This new theory was developed to better explain recent large-scale three-dimensional kinetic simulations that describe the physics of this process. LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, April 15, 2011—In this week's Nature Physics , Los Alamos physicist Bill Daughton and a team of scientists present a new theory of how magnetic reconnection proceeds in high-temperature plasmas.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 18.02.2011
Using AI to Discover New Worlds
With the discovery of an eighth planet, the Kepler-90 system is the first to tie with our solar system in number of planets. NASA/Ames Research Center/Wendy Stenzel AUSTIN, Texas - The discovery of an eighth planet circling the distant star Kepler-90 by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google's Christopher Shallue overturns our solar system's status as having the highest number of known planets.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 18.02.2011
Discovery of New Planet Reveals Distant Solar System to Riva
With the discovery of an eighth planet, the Kepler-90 system is the first to tie with our solar system in number of planets. NASA/Ames Research Center/Wendy Stenzel AUSTIN, Texas - The discovery of an eighth planet circling the distant star Kepler-90 by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google's Christopher Shallue overturns our solar system's status as having the highest number of known planets.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 18.02.2011
Discovery of New Planet Reveals Distant Solar System to Riva
With the discovery of an eighth planet, the Kepler-90 system is the first to tie with our solar system in number of planets. NASA/Ames Research Center/Wendy Stenzel AUSTIN, Texas - The discovery of an eighth planet circling the distant star Kepler-90 by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google's Christopher Shallue overturns our solar system's status as having the highest number of known planets.