Submitted by Frank Forster on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 07:36
Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald have been awarded Nobel Prize in physics for showing that neutrinos have mass. Till now, it was believed that neutrinos are massless because of their small size carrying no charge and no mass. Neutrinos, also called as 'ghost particles', are small subatomic particles that travels through speed of light and passes through almost anything.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:41
According to reports, scientists cooled the temperature of the gas to the lowest state ever achieved. This achievement could help them notice slight quantum effects in "noisier" gases. According to the University of California, Berkeley, this temperature of a billionth of a degree higher than absolute zero is two times as high as the lowest entropy ever measured, however a very low temperature doesn't necessarily indicate the least noisy.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 13:38
A group of students is travelling to Switzerland to know more about how the universe was formed. The students from Mexborough School will go to Switzerland to visit CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. At CERN they will learn more about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Submitted by Frank Forster on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:59
CERN scientists restarted the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on April 5 after being shut down for two years. The power of the collider has doubled from what it was before going under repair, thereby significantly increasing the odds of understanding the dark universe which is believed to lie beyond the visible one.
As the collider restarted, protons started to circle the machine's 27km tunnel for the first time since 2013. Particle beams were travelling in both directions inside parallel pipes. The travelling speed of the particles was close to the speed of light.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Sat, 04/04/2015 - 17:01
Frustrated magnets were recently tested by researchers to figure out if they exhibit a behavior called the Hall Effect. The magnets are named so because they are believed to be magnetic at lower temperature, but they aren't.
Applying a magnetic field to an electric current flowing in a conductor such as a copper ribbon causes deflection in the current to one side of the ribbon. E. H. Hall was the first to observe this deflection in 1879. The effect is today brought into use in sensors for devices like computer printers and automobile anti-lock braking systems.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Sat, 03/21/2015 - 13:14
Disruption to solar power was witnessed during Friday's 2-1/2-hour eclipse, bringing sudden, massive drops in supply. But, electrical grids in Europe successfully managed the huge disruption to solar power.
The event majorly surrounded Germany, Europe's leading economy and known for the world's biggest solar-powered installations. European solar capacity accounts for 89 gigawatt (GW) and 38.2 GW of it is contributed by Germany. Installed solar capacity of Germany is good enough to meet half of its maximum demand.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Sat, 03/14/2015 - 13:17
Mathematicians and scientists celebrated International Pi Day, an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant, on March 14 at 1.59 pm. It is a very special day for those who love math. According to them, the date and time gives the first six digits of the number pi (3.14159) in the US date format.
This year, Pi day falls on March 14, and some of the math lovers have already celebrated the event at 9:27 am. According to them, the time has included further two digits of the symbol (3.1415927).
Submitted by Frank Forster on Wed, 03/11/2015 - 13:49
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will again get back on track after a two-year of break due to repair and upgrade. This year the collider will have double the power it used to have earlier. As per scientists, higher energies will open new windows into the previously unexplored realms of particle physics.
LHC Atlas detector research scientist Dr Martin Sevior of the University of Melbourne said in a statement that it is quite exciting phase of the LHC, where there are looking forward for physics beyond what has been known so far.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:51
Researchers have made a breakthrough by managing to capture light in an experiment light behaving as both a particle and wave. Quantum mechanics has already described that light simultaneously acts as a particle and a wave. The effect being produced after ultraviolet light hits metal surface results into emission of electrons.
The concept was first explained by great scientist Albert Einstein through photoelectric effect. He suggested that light is also a stream of particles, and not only a wave. For the discovery, Einstein was awarded with the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.