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thenewenlightenmentage:

Diamond: Britain’s answer to the Large Hadron Collider
At the Diamond particle accelerator in Oxfordshire, experiments using beams of light 10,000 times brighter than the sun have implications for the fight against cancer, improved air safety and energy efficiency.
The darling of particle physics might be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, but as a practical tool it’s no match for the UK’s Diamond Light Source. Located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory campus at Harwell in Oxfordshire, Diamond is an alchemist’s dream, a place where beams of light 10,000 times brighter than the sun are deployed to probe the nature of everyday things.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

Diamond: Britain’s answer to the Large Hadron Collider

At the Diamond particle accelerator in Oxfordshire, experiments using beams of light 10,000 times brighter than the sun have implications for the fight against cancer, improved air safety and energy efficiency.

The darling of particle physics might be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, but as a practical tool it’s no match for the UK’s Diamond Light Source. Located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory campus at Harwell in Oxfordshire, Diamond is an alchemist’s dream, a place where beams of light 10,000 times brighter than the sun are deployed to probe the nature of everyday things.

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brookhavenlab:

Fright Night is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to watch a horror film set in a particle collider. Decay is a movie made by physicists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, a huge sister smasher to our Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven. Hit play, throw your hands over your eyes, and get ready for a science scare-fest like none other. 

Thankfully, unlike the CERN portrayed here, Brookhaven isn’t overrun with zombies. We can’t be sure about ghosts, though. The Lab has been around for several decades, and before that it was a training ground and hospital for soldiers in World War I and II. Our Tumblr team will keep our eyes out and let you know if we encounter anything spookier than quantum mechanics around here. 

expose-the-light:

We’re on the verge of two world-changing antimatter discoveries

While the Large Hadron Collider is looking for the Higgs boson, we’re on the verge of two huge antimatter-related breakthroughs. One could finally solve the universe’s oldest mystery, while the other could reveal strange new particles that are perfect for quantum computers.

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darrenbracey:

Quark-Gluon Plasma, the Densest Form of Matter Ever Observed 
The above image is a reconstruction of particle tracks captured in the STAR Time Projection Chamber during a Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) experiment that smashed Gold nuclei (which consists of 79 protons and 118 neutrons) together at nearly the speed of light, creating a fireball hot enough to melt protons and neutrons into a primordial superhot substance known as quark-gluon plasma. 
The quark-gluon plasma, said to be the densest matter ever observed, is so hot it is more than a hundred thousand times hotter than the inside of the sun. 
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darrenbracey:

Quark-Gluon Plasma, the Densest Form of Matter Ever Observed 

The above image is a reconstruction of particle tracks captured in the STAR Time Projection Chamber during a Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) experiment that smashed Gold nuclei (which consists of 79 protons and 118 neutrons) together at nearly the speed of light, creating a fireball hot enough to melt protons and neutrons into a primordial superhot substance known as quark-gluon plasma. 

The quark-gluon plasma, said to be the densest matter ever observed, is so hot it is more than a hundred thousand times hotter than the inside of the sun. 

Want to learn more? Go here.

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freshphotons:

Lego model of The Large Hadron Collider, Via Reddit.

The ‘Atlas’ is a nice touch!

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9 Awesomely Geeky Spots Where You Must Check In.

From the Large Hadron Collider to The Museum Of Jurassic Technology, or The American Classic Arcade Museum to Space, learn about nine super awesome places to check out in your lifetime.

LHC May Have Found Crack in Modern Physics

In late 2008, a few onlookers believed that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) would bring the end of the world. Three years later, our planet remains intact, but the European particle smasher may have made its first crack in modern physics.

If this crack turns out to be real, it might help explain an enduring mystery of the universe: why there’s lots of normal matter, but hardly any of the opposite—antimatter. “If it holds up, it’s exciting,” says particle physicist Robert Roser of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois.

To understand why physicists are excited, look around: We’re surrounded by stuff. That might seem obvious, but scientists have long wondered why there’s anything at all. Accepted theories suggest that the big bang should have produced equal amounts of matter and antimatter, which would have soon annihilated each other. Clearly, the balance tipped in favor of normal matter, allowing the creation of everything we see today—but how, no one’s sure.

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