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To catch a gravitational wave

Advanced LIGO, designed to detect gravitational waves, will eventually be 1000 times more powerful than its predecessor.

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Rare isotopes facility underway at Michigan State

In July 140 truckloads of concrete arrived at Michigan State University to begin construction of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.

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The secret of Picasso’s paint

Argonne National Laboratory proves that Pablo Picasso created some of his masterpieces using high-grade house paint.

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The gift of beam: Neutron therapy restarts at Fermilab

With a new power source operating at Fermilab's accelerator complex, the laboratory reopened its cancer treatment facility over the holidays.

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Holiday characters take over the physics lab

Ever wonder if a particle collider could give you a faster way to cook your turkey, or how much antimatter it would take to power your holiday lights? Rudolph, Frosty and the gang invade the laboratory to find the answers.

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Zombies invade the LHC in student-made horror film

Decay, a low-budget horror film starring PhD students and postdocs at CERN, has been released online.

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Budget woes force rethink of proposed flagship physics experiment in Italy

The Italian government has withdrawn funding for a high-profile proposed experiment. Scientists are now brainstorming other ways to advance particle physics.

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Scientists propose new projects to unravel dark energy secrets

Scientists have risen to the challenge to design an experiment that will make measurements of millions of galaxies to probe dark energy in new ways.

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Complex simulations: a driving force for LSST

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the world’s largest sky survey, will rain a monsoon of data onto the astrophysics community. Simulations prepare scientists for the approaching storm.

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How to make a neutrino beam

Neutrinos are elusive particles that are difficult to study, yet they may help explain some of the biggest mysteries of our universe. Using accelerators to make neutrino beams, scientists are unveiling the neutrinos’ secrets.