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In Major Breakthrough, Scientists Observe Higgs Boson Decay into Bottom Quarks

After years of attempts, the particle’s most common decay pattern has finally been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.
Becky Ferreira
8.29.18
physics

Physicists Stretch Quantum Superposition from Chicago to Minnesota

A long-distance experiment offers new verification for fundamental quantum mechanics.
Michael Byrne
7.20.16
News

Experiment Finds No Evidence the Universe Is a Hologram (But It Still Might Be)

One inconclusive experiment doesn't mean we're any closer to understanding the nature of space-time.
Jason Koebler
12.4.15
earth

How Do Particle Accelerators Manage Earthquakes?

The SLAC accelerator is housed less than a kilometer from the San Andreas fault. How's that gonna go?
Michael Byrne
6.7.15
Reality

Meet the Government Researcher Trying to Prove the Universe Is a 2D Hologram

If we understand spacetime, maybe we can manipulate it.
Jason Koebler
5.13.15
Radio Motherboard

Is the Universe a Giant Computer Simulation? Here's the Evidence

Radio Motherboard talks to the philosopher who invented the "simulation hypothesis" and the Department of Energy researcher who is trying to prove we live in a hologram.
Jason Koebler
5.8.15
Science

There Is Growing Evidence that Our Universe Is a Giant Hologram

If this depiction of space is correct, then like any computer, there is an inherent limit to the universe’s data storage and processing capacity.
Maddie Stone
5.5.15
Space

Scientists Have Created the Largest Map of Dark Matter Yet

And it'll be 30 times bigger when it's complete.
Emiko Jozuka
4.13.15
physics

The World's Most Powerful Neutrino Experiment Will Stretch Across the Midwest

What new physics we can learn from a neutrino beam fired underground from Chicago to South Dakota.
Michael Byrne
3.29.15
machines

The Particle Blasting Experiment That's Trying to Determine Why Matter Exists

By bombarding a 14,000-ton plastic structure with cosmic rays, from 500 miles away.
Jason Koebler
10.7.14
Space

The World's Most Powerful Space Camera Begins Another Year of Incredible Photos

The Dark Energy Survey returns this fall. If it's anything like the first, expect many more wild space discoveries.
Becky Ferreira
8.19.14
Motherboard Blog

The Higgs Boson Interpreted as Cuban Dance Music

Data and statistical analysis is a hard thing to explain to a public not accustomed to it and more used to pop culture imaginings of scientists just finding shit in sudden _eureka!_ moments. Based on a cross-section of interactions over the years...
Michael Byrne
7.25.12