#Physics

Experts Explain – The standard model of particle physics may be broken

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As a physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “When are you going to find something?”. Resisting the temptation to sarcastically reply “Aside from the Higgs boson, which won the Nobel Prize, and a whole...

Large Hadron Collider reboot – the hunt for a fifth force of nature

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) restarted today after a three year program of upgrades. The new run of high energy experiments are set to scrutinise findings from the last few years which might hint at another blockbuster discovery. The team at the CERNs Large Hadron Collider (LHC) want...

Nuclear fusion: how excited should we be?

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There’s been tremendous excitement about recent results from the Joint European Torus (JET) facility in the UK, hinting that the dream of nuclear fusion power is inching closer to reality. We know that fusion works – it is the process that powers the Sun, providing heat and light...

Nuclear Energy – Major fusion breakthrough

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A team of European Fusion Engineers have made a major breakthrough to create a working practical nuclear fusion reactor. JET laboratory - a UK-based lab - has broken its existing record for how much energy can be extracted when squeezing together hydrogen atoms. Watch our Born to...

Have Chinese Scientists Discovered A Cheap New Way to Do Nuclear Fusion?

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A team working on nuclear fusion in China claim to have discovered a more cost-effective method that relies on weaker laser beams. The team, working ath the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Physics kicked off their fusion experiments at the Shenguang II laser facility last year....

Are we at the threshold of Nuclear Fusion Ignition?

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A team of engineers working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California believe they are officially at the "Threshold of Nuclear Fusion Ignition" after passing a major milestone. Watch our Born to Engineer film on Kim Cave-Ayland - she makes stars for a living Today...