By Gregory McAvoy, 24 February 2016
The scientists and engineers who designed and built the device are attempting to show that a new type of reactor design could provide a more attainable path to commercial fusion power.
By Bryan Dyne, 13 February 2016
The discovery of gravitational waves is a vindication of science and the ability of human reason to tackle and overcome the most complex problems.
By Will Morrow, 12 February 2016
The LIGO Collaboration has published the first direct detection of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time.
By Bryan Dyne, 9 December 2015
This is the last part of a three-part series examining the history, science and implications of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
By Bryan Dyne, 8 April 2015
As a result of two years of upgrades, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator will generate 30 petabytes of data per year in the search for a deeper understanding of nature.
By Bryan Dyne and Don Barrett, 1 December 2014
An international telescope array entering operation has produced the first detailed image showing a planetary system in formation around a young star
By C. Frederick Graves, 24 March 2014
The finding by astronomers working at the South Pole provides confirmation of a key aspect of the Big Bang theory, called the inflationary hypothesis.
By Bryan Dyne, 23 March 2013
The major collaborators in research at the Large Hadron Collider have jointly announced that the new particle discovered last year is the Higgs boson.
By Will Morrow, 4 January 2013
A team of astronomers has determined that the ratio of the mass of the proton to the mass of the electron has been stable for at least seven billion years.
By Bryan Dyne, 5 July 2012
Results jointly released from the Large Hadron Collider have confirmed the existence of a new fundamental particle, which has the high possibility of being the long sought after Higgs boson.
By Bryan Dyne, 13 April 2012
What makes things heavy? How does the origin of mass connect with other physical theories? The Large Hadron Collider was built in Switzerland to experimentally test theoretical work that suggests an answer to these questions.
By Bryan Dyne, 29 December 2011
Physicists are close to confirming detection of the last undiscovered particle predicted by the “Standard Model” of particle physics.
By Margaret Bourne, 4 November 2011
Initial results from a group of scientists appear to indicate that neutrinos travel at a velocity greater than the speed of light.
By William Whitlow, 28 October 2011
William Whitlow replies to a reader’s inquiry about sociologist Thomas S. Kuhn, author of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
By Bryan Dyne, 26 August 2011
The research provides further confirmation of quantum mechanics.
By Bryan Dyne, 12 August 2011
A team led by Susumu Takahashi has pioneered a new step forward toward the development of a fully functional quantum computer.