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The new Electron-Ion Collider could solve the mystery of how matter holds together

When the Nobel Prize-winning US physicist Robert Hofstadter and his team fired highly energetic electrons at a small vial of hydrogen at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in 1956, they opened the door to a new era of physics. Until then, it was thought that protons and neutrons, which make up an atom’s nucleus, were the most fundamental particles in nature. They were considered to be “dots” in space, lacking physical dimensions. Now it suddenly became clear that these particles were not fun...
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Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who peered at particles and saw the universe, dies at 89

Murray Gell-Mann, who transformed physics with his preternatural ability to find hidden patterns among the tiny particles that make up the universe, earning a Nobel Prize, died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 89. Jenna Marshall, a spokeswoman for the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title of distinguished fellow, announced his death. Much as atoms can be slotted into the rows and columns of the periodic table of the elements, Gell-Mann found a way, in 1961, to classify...
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In Neptune, it's raining diamonds

Researchers at HZDR have managed to demonstrate 'diamond showers' forming in the ice giants of our solar system. Using the ultra-strong X-ray laser and other facilities at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, they simulated the conditions inside the cosmic giants. For the first time ever, they were able to observe the fission of hydrocarbon and the conversion of carbon into diamonds in real time. They published their results in the journal Nature Astronomy.
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Why a Theoretical Physicist Wants All State Bills To Be Online Before Final Vote

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Among a slew on ballot propositions that Californians will be asked to consider on Election Day (Nov. 8) is Proposition 54, a proposed constitutional amendment that seems like a no-brainer. If passed, the law would require that the final text of all proposed legislation be published on the Internet for 72 hours before lawmakers can conduct a final vote. Typically, the text of bills in California is put online as it goes through the committee...
Tags: California, Tech, Assembly, state Senate, Munger, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, California Republican Party, Charles Munger


A Giant Leap in 2016? - Africa Narrowing its Techno-Gap

Though for many of us the year ahead may look pretty dismal, 2016 promises one great breakthrough - a major step toward ending Africa's particular and hobbling form of the great Digital Divide. Poor connectivity has bedeviled much of the continent's internet access (or often sheer lack of access) but now a huge improvement is in the offing. It's a new subsea cable, to be laid off Africa's eastern coastline, enabling a reliable and affordable international connectivity service to both coastal and...
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A Giant Leap in 2016? Africa Is Narrowing its Techno-Gap

Though for many of us the year ahead may look pretty dismal, 2016 promises one great breakthrough - a major step toward ending Africa's particular and hobbling form of the great Digital Divide. Poor connectivity has bedeviled much of the continent's internet access (or often sheer lack of access) but now a huge improvement is in the offing. It's a new subsea cable, to be laid off Africa's eastern coastline, enabling a reliable and affordable international connectivity service to both coastal and...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Africa, United States, South Africa, Connecticut, Middle East, Kenya, Silicon Valley, Npr, Huffington Post, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Botswana, East, KINSHASA, Giant Leap