More than 1,300 physicists from around the world will converge in Chicago for the biennial International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) in August to share new research results, announce new projects and talk about the most intriguing mysteries of the universe. The conference will meet August 3-10 at Chicago's Sheraton Grand Hotel and will welcome scientists from 49 countries.
Mayo Clinic has unveiled a new compact 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner designed specifically to handle scans of the head and small extremities—such as wrists, feet and ankles—that represent around 45 percent of the clinical MRI volume at the clinic.
A research team has developed a high-temperature superconducting cryo-coil that allows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to produce higher resolution images or acquire images in a shorter time than when using conventional coils. The cryo-coil works by boosting the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)—a measure of the strength of signals carrying useful information—by a factor of two to three, compared with conventional coils.
The atomic structure of an elusive cold virus linked to severe asthma and respiratory infections in children has been solved by a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Purdue University. The virus was among the first samples analyzed with a new cryo-electron microscopy system at Purdue designed to operate at vastly higher resolution than previous instruments.
Researchers from the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment have confirmed that the experiment yielded no trace of dark matter during its final 20-month run (October 2014 - May 2016), even though its sensitivity far exceeded original expectations. The announcement was made during a presentation at the International Dark Matter conference (IDM 2016) held in Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Physicists from New Zealand's University of Otago have used steerable 'optical tweezers' to split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and slowly smash them together to directly observe the Pauli Exclusion, a key theoretical principle of quantum mechanics.
Sainsbury’s, a major UK based retailer, has become the first company in the world to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine. The company says the engine is expected to eliminate all emissions associated with refrigeration. It will undergo a three-month trial during which time it's anticipated to save some 1.6 tons of carbon dioxide, 37kg of nitrogen oxides and 2kg of particulate matter compared to a similar sized diesel system.
A new approach to gas exploration has uncovered a huge helium gas field in Tanzania, a discovery that could address the increasingly critical shortage of this vital yet rare element. A research group from Oxford and Durham universities developed the approach, together with Helium One, a Norway-headquartered helium exploration company.
Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc. (SCAI), a CSA CSM, has announced a joint collaboration with Synergy Systems Corp (SynSysCo) for the distribution and service of Sumitomo’s Marathon® CP Cryopumps across North America.