Why CERN's plans for a €20 billion supersized collider are a bad idea

The research potential of a proposed massive particle smasher that would dwarf the Large Hadron Collider doesn’t justify its huge price tag, says Sabine Hossenfelder

38 minutes ago from Newscientist

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How hagfish can make enough slime to clog a shark's jaws in seconds

Hagfish use slime to clog up sharks’ jaws in milliseconds, and it’s the water drag generated when the shark inhales that helps the slime form so quickly

Tue 15 Jan 19 from Newscientist

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Research to improve welding process for manufacturing industries

Arc welding and additive manufacturing are hugely important for creating large metal components relatively inexpensively and quickly.

20 hours ago from TechXplore

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New scale for electronegativity rewrites the chemistry textbook

Electronegativity is one of the most well-known models for explaining why chemical reactions occur. Now, Martin Rahm from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has redefined the concept ...

8 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Scientists discover novel process to convert visible light into infrared light

Columbia University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from Harvard, have succeeded in developing a chemical process to convert infrared energy into visible light, allowing innocuous ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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New quantum structures in super-chilled helium may mirror early days of universe

For the first time, researchers have documented the long-predicted occurrence of 'walls bound by strings' in superfluid helium-3. The existence of such an object, originally foreseen by cosmology ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fiery sighting: A new physics of eruptions that damage fusion experiments

Sudden bursts of heat that can damage the inner walls of tokamak fusion experiments are a hurdle that operators of the facilities must overcome. Such bursts, called "edge localized modes (ELMs)," ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers discover molecules 'spin flip' from magnetic to non-magnetic forms dynamically

An unexpected discovery in Professor Arthur Suits' chemistry lab could have implications for manufacturing more efficient solar cells and improving photodynamic therapies for treating cancer, ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Ammonia synthesis through electroreduction of nitrogen on black phosphorus nanosheets

More than 100 years after the introduction of the Haber–Bosch process, scientists continue to search for alternative ammonia production routes that are less energy demanding. Chinese scientists ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Human hazards hamper vampire bat venom research

Vampire bats could hold the key to new treatments for a range of serious medical problems, but researchers have hit a snag accessing the specimens needed to advance their work.

Tue 15 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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