October 30, 2014signal to background : Reading the heavens with your phone
Two groups have released early versions of apps to turn your smart phone into a cosmic ray detector.
October 28, 2014signal to background : Scientists mull potential gamma-ray study sites
An international panel is working to determine the two locations from which the Cherenkov Telescope Array will observe the gamma-ray sky.
October 27, 2014signal to background : TEDx goes to CERN
Inventors, educators and scientists inspired audiences at this year’s TEDxCERN.
October 24, 2014explain it in 60 seconds : Cosmic inflation
Cosmic inflation refers to a period of rapid, accelerated expansion that scientists think took place about 14 billion years ago.
October 23, 2014signal to background : Australia’s first dark matter experiment
A proposed dark matter experiment would use two underground detectors, one in each hemisphere.
October 21, 2014feature : Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud
These physics-themed Halloween costume ideas are sure to entertain—and maybe even educate. Terrifying, we know.
October 20, 2014breaking : Transatlantic data-transfer gets a boost
New links will improve the flow of data from the Large Hadron Collider to US institutions.
October 17, 2014signal to background : High schoolers try high-powered physics
The winners of CERN's Beam Line for Schools competition conducted research at Europe’s largest physics laboratory.
October 15, 2014signal to background : Top quark still raising questions
Why are scientists still interested in the heaviest fundamental particle nearly 20 years after its discovery?
October 14, 2014signal to background : Jokes for nerds
Webcomic artist Zach Weinersmith fuels ‘Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’ with grad student humor and almost half of a physics degree.