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The LHC Just Discovered A New System of Five Particles

The LHC Just Discovered A New System of Five Particles
A Unique Find The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex, is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built. It features a 27 kilometer (16 mile) ring made of superconducting magnets and accelerating structures built to boost the energy of particles in the chamber. In the accelerator, two high-energy particle beams are forced to collide from opposite directions at speeds close to the speed of light. The energy densities that are created when these collisions occur cause ordinary matter to melt into its constituent parts—quarks and gluons. This allows us to interrogate the basic constituents of matter–the fundamental particles of the Standard Model. It is a project of massive, unparalleled proportions. More than 10,000 scientists and engineers are currently working together to help us learn about the fundamental properties of physics using the LHC. And today, a paper proved that these discoveries aren’t slowing down. Excitement Abounds

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Trump's Budget Annihilates Funding For Education And Environmental Science President Trump submitted his budget blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year to Congress today, and as expected, it’s mostly bad news for government agencies, who are having their funding drastically slashed through a series of draconian spending cuts. The biggest swing of the axe is set to fall on the beleaguered Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is currently led by a climate change denier of the highest order, the agency’s former archenemy Scott Pruitt. According to an analysis by Bloomberg, its budget will be reduced by 29.6 percent, with programs focusing on pollution and carbon footprint mitigation set to lose out the most. The Department of Education (ED), headed by someone with no experience in public schools whatsoever, is also set to lose 13.6 percent of its funding. The Department of Agriculture (USDA), the federal branch of government responsible for, among other things, maintaining the food supply of the US, is set to lose 29 percent of its funding.

Scientists have confirmed a brand new form of matter: time crystals For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in perpetual motion without energy. Now it's official - researchers have just reported in detail how to make and measure these bizarre crystals. And two independent teams of scientists claim they've actually created time crystals in the lab based off this blueprint, confirming the existence of an entirely new form of matter. The discovery might sound pretty abstract, but it heralds in a whole new era in physics - for decades we've been studying matter that's defined as being 'in equilibrium', such as metals and insulators. But it's been predicted that there are many more strange types of matter out there in the Universe that aren't in equilibrium that we haven't even begun to look into, including time crystals. And now we know they're real.

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Microbiologists unravel relationship among plants, mycorrhizal fungi An ancient, mutually beneficial relationship between plants and fungi could make agriculture more sustainable by reducing the need for chemical fertilizers, according to professor Heike Bücking of the South Dakota State University Department of Biology and Microbiology. For more than 500 million years, the majority of land plants have shared their carbohydrates with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi that colonize their root systems, Bücking explained. In exchange, these fungi provide plants with nitrogen and phosphorous and improve the stress resistance of their hosts. These fungi, which are seen as living fossils, explore the soil with their hyphae in the search for nutrients and deliver these nutrients to their hosts.

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Video Proof That the Universe Is Not an Entirely Logical Place In Brief The standard model of physics is perfect when we're looking at matter on an observable scale. It shows that universe behaves in a specific, predictable way. Which iPad Should You Buy? Choose the Best Model Sporting Apple’s new True Tone display and running on the company's A9X mobile processor, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is hands-down the greatest tablet on the market right now. This is a great buy for people who want the best of the best and would use this iPad as a second mini computer (minus the bulk). The iPad Pro has sensors that detect the light in wherever you are and automatically changes the color temperature of the screen to match the ambient light. The end result makes the screen resemble a sheet of paper. The feature is most apparent when switched off because the display (like all non-true tone displays) reveals its mostly bright bluish light.

Growing gap between longest and shortest lifespans in the US emphasizes the need for policy action The national life expectancy in the US has increased since 1980, but improvement depends on where you live One county’s life expectancy comparable to Sudan and Iraq “Policy changes at all levels gravely needed to reduce inequality in the health of Americans” SEATTLE – Babies born today in 13 US counties have shorter expected lifespans than their parents did when they were born decades ago, according to a new study. For example, life expectancy at birth in Owsley County, Kentucky, was 72.4 in 1980, dropping to 70.2 in 2014.

NASA's $1 Billion Probe Just Sent Back Incredible Photos of Jupiter Like You've Never Seen It Before The probe's data transmissions meanwhile are rewriting what we thought we knew about the origins of our solar system. NASA’s $1 Billion Probe Just Sent Back Photos of Jupiter Like You’ve Never Seen It Before Roughly the size of a basketball court, NASA's Juno probe departed in 2011, hurtled through space for five years and finally made itself comfortable in Jupiter's orbit in July 2016. Now, at about 415 million miles from Earth, it has made its fifth close flyby of the Gas Giant and the images it sent home are breathtaking.

Fukushima Is Turning Into A Robot Graveyard After Multiple Probe Failures The 4 trillion yen ($35 billion) clean-up at Fukushima isn’t going smoothly. The former nuclear power station is quickly turning into a robot graveyard due to recurrent failures with the remote-controlled probes sent inside. Three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant experienced meltdowns following an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Six years on, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) are still trying to find and remove the 544 tonnes (600 US tons) of melted nuclear fuel rods that are lost among the debris of the radioactive ruins.

Watch: The Physics of Time Explained in Under 3 Minutes In Brief Henry from Minute Physics takes a stab at explaining the concept of time in physics with simple graphics in his sketch on Youtube. Many people find the concepts in physics challenging to wrap their head around. Visual aids and explanations can definitely help, though. The Youtube Channel Minute Physics videos do just that. In the video featured below, Henry from MinutePhysics explains the relativity of time in under three minutes. Essential Gear for Working Remotely - Gear Patrol For a large portion of today’s workforce, an office desk isn’t a daily stop — it’s more of a state of mind. At the best of times, working remotely will have you checking emails in a lofty hotel room, wearing nothing but a bathrobe and slippers; at the worst of times, you’ll be trying to build a Powerpoint, on a deadline, while trying to ignore a crying baby and fighting for elbow space in economy class (on the redeye). But the work needs to get done and meetings need to be made. Showing up disheveled in a wrinkled suit with all your devices at 2 percent battery life is no way to conquer travel woes. You need to be looking sharp, fully charged, and up to date on all you need to know.

Ireland Passes Historic Legislation, Set to be the First Nation To Completely Cut Fossil Fuels In Brief Ireland's Parliament has passed a bill that stops the country from investing in fossil fuels as part of an €8 billion government fund. Ireland’s divestment is the most aggressive move taken against fossil fuels to date, but they are certainly not alone in their efforts to move towards clean energy. Historic Legislation