Browsing Archive: July, 2016

Project Starshot

Posted by on Friday, July 22, 2016, In : Astronomy 
I always love to see people excited about exploring new technologies and new scientific fields. This has been especially true of the Breakthrough Initiatives program funded by philanthropist Yuri Milner, and now the team have announced a very exciting new project.

We are going to send probes to other solar systems!

Recently it was announced that the Breakthrough Initiatives is beginning work on Project Starshot, whose goal is exactly that. They will be spending $100 million dollars developing h...
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No Luck For LUX

Posted by on Friday, July 22, 2016, In : Particle Physics 
There is some disappointing news for the particle physics/astrophysics/cosmology research community this week as the Large Underground Xenon experiment has completed its data run and found no clear signals of any new particles. Due to its long run and its sensitivity, many had hoped for a significant dark matter detection, but it simply isn't there.

As many of my readers already know, our best models of the Universe include a mysterious form of matter known as dark matter. In fact it is believ...
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Dr. Chris Bird I am a theoretical physicist & mathematician, with training in electronics, programming, robotics, and a number of other related fields.


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