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Speed of Light May Not be Constant

Posted March 26th, 2013 at 3:39 pm (UTC+0)
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The speed of light has long been calculated to be 299,792.458 km per second, but now new research from France and Germany indicates that light may not travel at a fixed rate after all, but instead can fluctuate. A key component of Einstein’s famous E=MC2, the speed of light has been thought to be finite […]

Does ‘God Particle’ Spell End of the Universe?

Posted February 20th, 2013 at 8:11 pm (UTC+0)
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Last summer, when scientists finally cornered the elusive building block of the universe known as the Higgs boson, they apparently also discovered something else: that the universe’s days might be numbered. “It may be that the universe we live in is inherently unstable,” said Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s […]

Is There Another Higgs Boson Out There?

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 7:27 pm (UTC+0)
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Tired, and rushing to meet a looming deadline,  Dr. Pierre Savard and his colleagues didn’t realize what they’d found when they first came across a particle that looked a lot like the long-sought-after Higgs boson.  But it didn’t take long for them to realize their hard work had paid off. “When we looked at it, […]

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