In a recent Quantum Diaries blog, Laura Fields of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory discusses this phenomenon. The MINERvA experiment is all about trying to understand what happens when neutrinos collide with ordinary matter.
Physicist Sascha Mehlhase may have missed the actual construction of the ATLAS detector at CERN, but he found another way to experience the joy of building it – a way reminiscent of his childhood and the contents of a particularly good toy box he once had. He made the detector out of Legos.
The first Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN was awarded December 6 to the 28-year-old German artist, Julius Von Bismarck, for the quality of his ideas and his ability to make playful creative collisions between the arts and science.
Scientists in the US and Australia are freezing samples of coral in hopes that polyp organisms and sperm may allow them to regrow coral in the lab and replace dying species in the ocean.
This ALON optical ceramic, manufactured by Surmet Corporation, Burlington, Massachusetts, will be evaluated as a high power RF window material to replace the current “opaque” alumina window. At Jlab, ALON’s properties, such as thermal conductivity, thermal expansion coefficient and dielectric properties, will be measured down to liquid helium temperatures.
Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, has installed its newly launched CRYOLINE® XF (Cross Flow) cryogenic spiral freezer at one of US-based Omni Baking Company’s plants in New Jersey. This high capacity compact freezer significantly increases frozen food productivity, reduces the amount of liquid nitrogen needed in the food freezing process and lowers maintenance and sanitation costs for food producers.
A design for a liquid-nitrogen-powered vehicle engine could provide an alternative to batteries and fuel cells following a planned feasibility study.
AMSC, a CSA Corporate Sustaining Member, announced that it has reduced its workforce by more than 20 percent in order to lower the company’s cash usage as it works toward a return to profitability.
If a big family trip to the movies is one of your holiday traditions, you might soon find yourself sitting with a fat tub of buttery popcorn at a screening of The Muppets, released November 23.