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High altitude water Cherenkov Observatory tests speed of light

New measurements confirm, to the highest energies yet explored, that the laws of physics hold no matter where you are or how fast you're moving.

New explanation for sudden heat collapses in plasmas can help create fusion energy

Scientists seeking to bring the fusion that powers the sun and stars to Earth must deal with sawtooth instabilities -- up-and-down swings in the central pressure and temperature of the plasma that fuels fusion reactions, similar to the serrated blades of a saw.

Argonne and CERN weigh in on the origin of heavy elements

A long-held mystery in the field of nuclear physics is why the universe is composed of the specific materials we see around us. In other words, why is it made of "this" stuff and not other stuff?

New technique looks for dark matter traces in dark places

So far, the only direct evidence we have for the existence of dark matter is through gravity-based effects on the matter we can see.

Holographic cosmological model and thermodynamics on the horizon of the universe

The expansion of the Universe has occupied the minds of astronomers and astrophysicists for decades.

BU astrophysicist and collaborators reveal a new model of our heliosphere

The heliosphere is a vast region, extending more than twice as far as Pluto. It casts a magnetic "force field" around all the planets, deflecting charged particles that would otherwise muscle into the solar system and even tear through DNA.

Team to discover quasar tsunamis

Using the unique capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers led by Virginia Tech's Nahum Arav has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe.

First-time direct proof of chemical reactions in particulates

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a new method to analyse particulate matter more precisely than ever before.

Breakthrough made towards building the world’s most powerful particle accelerator

An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has for the first time succeeded in demonstrating the ionization cooling of muons.