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Scientists from the US Tevatron accelerator say they have spotted possible hints of the Higgs boson at a mass similar to that seen at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). The Higgs boson is named after Peter Higgs, an Edinburgh University Physicist. After the Big Bang, it is thought that there were many particles without mass but the Higgs field, upon interaction, gave the particles mass and they became heavy. The Higgs boson is the signature particle of the field.
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Researchers have "cloaked" a three-dimensional object, making it invisible from all angles, for the first time.
However, the demonstration works only for waves in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
It uses a shell of what are known as plasmonic materials; they present a "photo negative" of the object being cloaked, effectively cancelling it out.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 26/01/2012 - 14:35
The chance of a big earthquake hitting the Japanese capital in the next few years is much greater than official predictions suggest, researchers say.
The team, from the University of Tokyo, said there was a 75% probability that a magnitude seven quake would strike the region in the next four years.The government says the chances of such an event are 70% in the next 30 years.
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