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What else could the Higgs be?

Scientists might need to go beyond the Standard Model to explain the mass of the Higgs-like boson observed at the Large Hadron Collider.

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Electronics in an extra dimension

3D chips—smaller and more powerful than their 2D counterparts—are beginning to make an impact in industry. Now, Fermilab is working with industrial partners to fabricate prototype 3D chips for use in science.


From particle physics to the computing industry

A new generation of computer scientists is applying unique skills learned in particle physics to tough problems in industry, working on everything from high-efficiency light bulbs to Internet search engines.

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Scientists already planning for LHC long shutdown

Next year, scientific collaborations will take full advantage of the Large Hadron Collider's time without beam.


Experiments reveal new techniques in studying quark-gluon plasma


Physicists show strengthened signals of Higgs-like particle in publications


Particle physics tames big data

As science produces an ever-growing flood of information, researchers in many fields struggle with how to collect, store, manage and distribute “big data.” Perhaps they could learn a thing or two from particle physics, a field that's been awash in enormous data sets for decades.


Photoshop contest: Where have you seen the Higgs?


Search for Higgs boson at Large Hadron Collider reveals new particle

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Joe Incandela: Higgs: Beyond to be or not to be

Physicists on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider have observed a new Higgs-like particle. Joe Incandela answers the question: What happens next?