- Can A Computer Simulation Solve The Mystery Of Dark Matter?
Dark matter is believed to account for 85 per cent of the Universe’s mass but has never been detected. Scientists inferred its existence from gravitational effects of objects in space more than 75 years ago and it has become quite prominent in physics, f ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 5 2008 - 1:30pm
- Terahertz Radiation ALICE Accelerates To 4 Million Volt Milestone
A major milestone has been achieved in the completion of the U's next-generation particle accelerator, ALICE, which is set to produce an intense beam of light that will revolutionize the way in which accelerator based light source research facilities ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2008 - 12:45pm
- Quantum Calibration- A Milestone In Super-Secure Communication
A new approach to calibrating quantum mechanical measurement has been developed with particular applications in optics and super-secure quantum communication.Scientists have used the approach to directly calibrate a detector that can sense the presence of ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 16 2008 - 1:30pm
- Anti-Matter Recipe: Take A Tiny Amount Of Gold, Shoot A Petawatt Laser Through It, Count The Positrons
What is the latest recipe for anti-matter? Take a gold sample the size of the head of a push pin, shoot a laser through it, and suddenly more than 100 billion particles of anti-matter appear. The anti-matter, also known as positrons, shoots out of the ta ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 17 2008 - 8:11pm
- Milagro Collaboration Finds Cosmic Ray Hot Spots And It Says High Energy Particle Acceleration Is Happening Close To Earth
The Milagro collaboration, comprised of scientists from 16 institutions across the United States, has discovered two nearby regions with an unexpected excess of cosmic rays. This is the second finding of a source of galactic cosmic rays relatively near E ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 24 2008 - 10:42pm
- Fluid Mechanics 'Gravity Fingers' Solved, Says MIT
Researchers at MIT recently found an elegant solution to a sticky scientific problem in basic fluid mechanics: why water doesn't soak into soil at an even rate, but instead forms what look like fingers of fluid flowing downward. Scientists call these ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 11 2008 - 8:37pm
- Largest Solar Flare In 30 Years Fails To Break Apart Hydrogen? A Possible Explanation...
Millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding at once should be enough to tear anything apart, including atomic nuclei. But ever since observations of a solar flare from NASA's STEREO spacecraft in 2006 suggested otherwise, scientists have wondered ...
Article - Chris Rollins - Dec 15 2008 - 5:24pm
- Quantum Space-Time Dynamics The book
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Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Feb 4 2009 - 11:49am
- Dark Energy 'Stifling Growth' In The Universe, Say Researchers
Found in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud, 30 Doradus is one of the largest massive star forming regions close to the Milky Way. Enormous stars in 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, are producing intense radiation and searing winds of multimi ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 16 2008 - 3:12pm
- UBC Cosmologists Declare Earth Not The Center Of The Universe And Dark Matter Won't Change That
Nicolaus Copernicus's 1543 book, "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres", moved Earth from being the center of the Universe to just another planet orbiting the Sun. Since then, astronomers have extended the idea and formed the Copernica ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 19 2008 - 11:06am