A visualization of the Glashow event recorded by the IceCube detector. Each colored circle shows an IceCube sensor that was triggered by the event; red circles indicate sensors triggered earlier in time, and green-blue circles indicate sensors triggered later. This event was nicknamed “Hydrangea.” Credit: IceCube Collaboration The South Pole […]

ANIMATION Factoring in Gravitomagnetism Could Do Away With Dark Matter Models of galactic rotation curves built of a general relativistic framework could use gravitomagnetism to explain the effects of dark matter. Observations of galactic rotation curves give one of the strongest lines of evidence pointing towards the existence of dark […]

The illustration traces the path of the beam as it passes through the copper radio frequency quadrupole, the black dipole magnet, and the slitted measuring system, and onto the particle detector. The beam’s structural complexity increases when measured at progressively higher resolutions. Credit: ORNL/Jill Hemman A high-intensity accelerator beam is […]

Simulation of a collision in the Large Hadron Collider, producing the Higgs boson. © 1997-2021 CERN (CC-BY-SA-4.0) Credit: University of Granada An international team of scientists proposes a new heavy particle with properties similar to those of the Higgs boson. Unlike the Higgs boson, discovered at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in […]

ANIMATION Study by the University of Bonn determines minimum time for complex quantum operations. Even in the world of the smallest particles with their own special rules, things cannot proceed infinitely fast. Physicists at the University of Bonn have now shown what the speed limit is for complex quantum operations. […]

Credit: Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory When upgrades to the X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are complete, the powerful new machine will capture up to 1 terabyte of data per second; that’s a data rate equivalent to streaming about one thousand full-length movies in […]