particle analysis

Maybe It Wasn't the Higgs Particle After All

by University of Southern Denmark

Last year CERN announced the finding of a new elementary particle, the Higgs particle. But maybe it wasn't the Higgs particle, maybe it just looks like it. And maybe it is not alone.

Snowballs to Soot: The Clumping Density of Many Things Seems to Be a Standard

by National Institute of Standards and Technology

Particles of soot floating through the air and comets hurtling through space have at least one thing in common: 0.36. That, reports a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is the measure of how dense they will get under normal conditions, and it’s a value that seems to be constant for similar aggregates across an impressively wide size range from nanometers to tens of meters.*