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Neutrons

Neutron Death Mystery Stymies Physicists

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

Despite decades of taking measurements, scientists cannot agree on how long neutrons live. Neutrons are stable inside atoms, but on their own they dec...

Chilly Neutrons Help Shed Light On 'Dark' Mysteries

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.06.2014 | Science

Neutrons bouncing in Earth's gravity are helping to shed light on two of the greatest mysteries in the universe, dark matter and dark energy, researc...

Physicists Use Neutrons To Test Newton's Laws

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 04.21.2014 | Science

When a tennis ball bounces off the ground, you could be forgiven for thinking its movement is smooth. But this is just an illusion. The ball is consta...

Marveling at the Busiest Second in the History Of the Universe

Amir Aczel | Posted 10.17.2012 | Science
Amir Aczel

While the "why" part may elude us, perhaps forever, the Large Hadron Collider has over the last six weeks already supplied us with two important pieces of information about the "where" and the "how." Physicists tell us that this is just the beginning.

Down to a Science

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jerry Zezima

Accelerated particles in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider have been known to travel 700 million miles per hour, which is almost as fast as some drivers go on Interstate 95 or the Long Island Expressway.