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Our helium reserves to run out in 25 years


August 24th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Colourful balloons that float in the air during our birthdays are the only link we have with helium. But the non-renewable gas is being squandered at a rate ... Read more...

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Design flaws may have doomed the “Big Bang Machine”


February 24th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A senior scientist who helped to build the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is claiming that the cause of the shutdown of the giant particle accelerator in 2008 ... Read more...

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Data from Herschel to shed new light on star formation in nearby galaxies


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): The latest data delivered back to Earth by the Herschel Space Observatory (HSO) is providing astronomers with a better understanding of the composition, temperature, density and mass of ... Read more...

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‘Big Bang Machine’ restarts after 14 months of repairs


November 21st, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 21 (ANI): The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest atom smasher, dubbed the 'Big Bang Machine', has been re-started after a 14-month hiatus for repairs."Progress on restarting the ... Read more...

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God is not going to destroy ‘Big Bang Machine’, says physicist


October 29th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, October 29 (ANI): A scientist has dismissed claims by theoretical physicists that the mysterious Higgs Boson particle, which is popularly known as the "God particle", will "ripple backward through time" ... Read more...

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Particle beams successfully injected into “Big Bang Machine”


October 27th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 27 (ANI): Reports indicate that engineers working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have successfully injected beams of particles into two sections of the vast machine.According to a ... Read more...

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“Big Bang” machine becomes colder than deep space


October 17th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 17 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), popularly dubbed the "Big Bang machine", has become colder than deep space.According to a report by BBC News, all ... Read more...

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Large Hadron Collider gets warning system upgrade


September 29th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): Reports indicate that an early warning system is being installed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which could prevent incidents of the kind which shut the machine ... Read more...

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NASA’s Spitzer sees the cosmos through ‘warm’ infrared eyes


August 6th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is starting a second career and taking its first shots of the cosmos since warming up.The infrared telescope ran out of coolant May 15, ... Read more...

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‘Big Bang Machine’ fizzling out because of faulty magnets


August 4th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), or the 'Big Bang Machine', as it is popularly called, is fizzling out, as many of the magnets meant to whiz subatomic ... Read more...

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Laser beam powered optical transistor may lead to ultrafast light-based computers


July 2nd, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): Swiss researchers have made an optical transistor that uses one laser beam to control another, an instrument that could form the heart of a future generation of ultrafast ... Read more...

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‘Big Bang’ machine almost ready to run again


May 4th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is the biggest atom-smashing machine ever built, is almost ready to run again.The LHC straddles the borders of France and ... Read more...

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Big Bang Machine to re-start in October


February 10th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): CERN has announced that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will begin collisions in late October and will run through the winter period with only a brief break ... Read more...

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Making supersolids with ultracold gas atoms


January 14th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A team of physicists has proposed a recipe for turning ultracold boson atoms into a supersolid, an exotic state of matter that behaves simultaneously as a solid ... Read more...

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Cosmic radio noise that booms six times louder than expected


January 8th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A research team from NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in the US has announced the discovery of cosmic radio noise that booms six times louder than expected.The ... Read more...

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Repair work for Big bang machine hit by huge bill


December 6th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has determined that repairing the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which has been built to simulate the big bang, could cost ... Read more...

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Giant particle smasher to restart in July 2009


December 5th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): An internal report sent to physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory near Geneva in Switzerland, has instructed them to restart the ... Read more...

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Repair plan for Atom Smasher being finalized


October 30th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): A repair plan for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the worlds most powerful particle accelerator located at CERN, near Geneva in Switzerland, is close to being finalized ... Read more...

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“Atom smasher” out of action till at least June 2009


October 18th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 18 (ANI): Details of last month''s accident at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world''s premier particle accelerator, have confirmed that the machine will not restart before late May ... Read more...

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“Big bang machine” shut down until spring 2009


September 24th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 24 (ANI): Scientists have announced that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which aims to unravel the secrets of the Big Bang, will be closed down until spring 2009, as ... Read more...

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Large Hadron Collider becoming ”colder than deep space”


July 20th, 2008 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): The Large Hadron Collider, which is being built by the European Organization for nuclear research (CERN) in a tunnel below the French-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland, is ... Read more...

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Now, pocket-sized MRI scanners


July 9th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technology Engineering IBMT in Sankt Ingbert have invented pocket-sized scanners that can perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in the ... Read more...

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Study points to an entirely new kind of superconductor


May 29th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
London , May 29 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University , have discovered unique properties in a novel superconducting material, ... Read more...

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Scientists make breakthrough in understanding new state of matter


December 6th, 2007 - 6:06 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 6(ANI): Researchers at the University of Alberta have made a remarkable advancement in the understanding of what they call a new state of matter or supersolidity.The research led by ... Read more...

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Low-intensity MRI captures first shots of human brain


November 15th, 2007 - 10:55 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A new device called ultra-low field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has captured the first blurry shots of a human brain, revealing its activity as well as structure. MRI scanners ... Read more...

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