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2014

Dark Matter Hints 09.18.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

AMS Space Experiment Sees Hints of Dark Matter ParticlesExternal link

Scientists behind the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment are reporting new data pointing toward the potential detection of dark matter particles. Read More »

Forcasting Future 09.09.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Forecasting the futureExternal link

Physicists and other scientists use the GEANT4 toolkit to identify problems before they occur. Read More »

Cosmic rays can help scientists do something no one else can: safely image the interior of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. 08.28.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Particle Physics to Aid Nuclear CleanupExternal link

Cosmic rays can help scientists do something no one else can: safely image the interior of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Read More »

A Fermilab scientist works on the laser beams at the heart of the Holometer experiment. 08.27.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Do We Live in a 2-D Hologram? Physicists Aim to Find OutExternal link

Physicists at Fermilab in Illinois have turned on a laser-based experiment that could reveal whether the three-dimensional world we perceive is merely a "Matrix"-style illusion generated by a cosmic two-dimensional hologram. Read More »

Dark Matter 08.19.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Five Reasons We Think Dark Matter ExistsExternal link

Any recent article about the remaining mysteries of the Universe will include dark matter close to the very top of the list of unsolved problems. What is it? Where is it? And if it’s there, how do we measure it? Read More »

Dark Energy Survey 08.19.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloging the wonders of deep spaceExternal link

The survey’s five-year mission is to unravel the fundamental mystery of dark energy and its impact on our universe. Read More »

Electro Magnet 08.04.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Giant Electromagnet Moves to Permanent Home at FermilabExternal link

A giant but delicate electromagnet has finally moved into its custom-made home in Illinois, a year after completing a cautious voyage from New York over land and sea. Read More »

NOvA Detector 07.30.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

NOvA Detector Takes ShapeExternal link

Members of the NOvA neutrino experiment celebrated their progress with a visit to their massive detector in northern Minnesota. Read More »

Dark Matter Experiments 07.11.14News

US reveals its next generation of dark matter experimentsExternal link

The Department of Energy and National Science Foundation will back the Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search-SNOLAB, or SuperCDMS; the LUX-Zeplin experiment, or LZ; and the next iteration of the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment, ADMX-Gen2. Read More »

07.11.14ANNOUCEMENT

Next Generation of Direct Detection Dark Matter Experiments Announced

The DOE Office of High Energy Physics and the NSF Physics Division have jointly selected a portfolio of projects for the “second generation” of direct detection dark matter experiments. Read More »

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