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Exploring the Invisible

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Much of modern physics has been about exploring inherently invisible things, which seem to be far more common than the obvious things we experience with our senses. Yet these invisible things follow rigorous laws that allow us to test their existence in many ways. Here is a very short list of some of the "invisible" things that we routinely work with.

Particles' 'Split Personalities' May Solve Long-Standing Mystery

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 05.18.2014 | Science

Electrons — the negatively charged particles around atoms — have split "personalities," and act one way or the other depending on how many of them...

Mass Of Electron Measured With Record-Breaking Precision

| Thomas Sumner | Posted 02.24.2014 | Science

The mass of an electron appears prominently in many of the fundamental laws that govern the subatomic realm, yet direct measurement has been complicat...

MIT Geek Turns Into Science Media Svengali

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Why would a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate in chemistry with a GPA of 5.0, Phi Beta Kapa, Sigma Xi turn to making funny and info...

New Physics Theories Take A Major Hit

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 11.15.2013 | Science

Scientists are unanimous that their current theory of physics is incomplete. Yet every effort to expose a deeper theory has so far disappointed. Now t...

Mysterious 'Shrinking' Proton Baffles Physicists

Posted 04.14.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/13/2013 03:10 PM EDT on LiveScience DENVER — The size of a proton, long thought to...

Ultra-Rare 'Superman' Particle Observed In CERN Experiment

Posted 03.28.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/28/2013 07:32 AM EDT on LiveScience Physicists at an underground laboratory have caught an ...

Search For New 'Unparticle' Goes Deep Underground

Posted 02.22.2013 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/21/2013 02:33 PM EST on LiveScience It's a good time to be a particle physicist. The lon...

Electrons' Secret Hideouts Revealed In Incredible Image

Posted 10.02.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 10/02/2012 03:04 PM EDT on LiveScience For the first time, scientists have peered down to the level of a single ele...

'Misbehaving' Particles Poke Holes In Reigning Physics Theory

Posted 06.20.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/18/2012 05:27 PM EDT on LiveScience The reigning theory of particle physics may be ...

Solar Storm Helps Solve 'Killer Electrons' Mystery

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 01.30.2012 | Science

Solar storms like the massive one that's currently hitting Earth don't just give us great aurora imagery. UCLA researchers have published a paper in N...