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August 27, 2017
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Heavy Particles Get Caught Up in the Flow

First results from new detector reveal detailed properties of subatomic ‘soup’ that mimics the early universe By teasing out signatures of particles just tenths of a millimeter from the center of a trillion-degree fireball that mimics the early universe, nuclear … Continue reading

May 11, 2014
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No Ocean-Borne Radiation from Fukushima Detected on West Coast Shoreline, According to Analysis of 1st Samples from ‘Kelp Watch 2014’

LONG BEACH, Calif.—Scientists working together on Kelp Watch 2014 announced today that the West Coast shoreline shows no signs of ocean-borne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, following their analysis of the first collection of kelp samples along … Continue reading

February 20, 2013
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Higgs Boson Discussion Launches UChicago Discovery Series

The long-sought Higgs boson—the particle that endows all elementary particles in the universe with mass—was elusive no longer when scientists at the CERN physics laboratory in Switzerland, discovered it last summer. The July 4, 2012 announcement of the discovery appealed … Continue reading

October 26, 2012
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Ghost Busting

Study examines influence of media messages on perceptions of paranormal investigators’ credibility The fourth installment of the Paranormal Activity films topped the box office last week. Television channel SyFy’s hit show Ghost Hunters scares up big ratings, and has spawned … Continue reading

June 29, 2012
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UW Deploying Seismic Sensors in Hope of Getting to Bottom of Spokane Quakes

It’s been a decade since a swarm of relatively mild earthquakes shook up parts of Spokane. Now, armed with the right tools, scientists want to find out what was at fault. “It was always something not as well understood as … Continue reading

April 19, 2012
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Cosmic Ray Mystery

Massive detector homes in on cosmic ray production IceCube, an international collaboration involving University of Delaware scientists, is shedding new light on cosmic ray production. Although cosmic rays were discovered 100 years ago, their origin remains one of the most … Continue reading