neutrinos

neutrinos

Antarctic Neutrinos Are Being Used to Weigh the Earth’s Core

The tiny particles can also be used to map and measure the cosmos, but now they’re being used to weigh and study the least understood region of our planet.
Caroline Haskins
11.9.18
nobel prizes

Leon Lederman, Nobel-Winning Physicist Who Coined the Term 'God Particle,' Dead at 96

Lederman sold his Nobel Prize at auction for $765,000 in 2015 in order to pay for medical bills.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.4.18
Cosmic Mysteries

Mysterious Cosmic Rays Shooting from the Ground in Antarctica Could Break Physics

NASA went searching for micro black holes in Antarctica. Instead, it detected cosmic rays shooting from the ground and some physicists think it could be evidence of a supersymmetric particle.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.28.18
breakthroughs

For the First Time, Astronomers Detected a 'Ghost Particle' and Tracked It to Its Source

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, along with over a dozen other institutions, shed light on the high-energy universe with multi-messenger astronomy.
Becky Ferreira
7.12.18
field trips

Tour a Subterranean Dark Matter Lab in 360º VR

Join us on a Motherboard Field Trip to SNOLAB, a particle physics research facility inside a working mine in Ontario, Canada.
Derek Mead
2.3.17
video

Inside the Dark Matter Lab Buried Over a Mile Underground

Motherboard visits SNOLAB, where scientists are searching for dark matter, supernovas, and neutrinos inside an active mine.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
2.1.17
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
earth

Antarctic IceCube Experiment Comes Up Empty on Neutrino Ghost Hunt

Sterile neutrinos, a once-promising dark matter candidate, just might not exist.
Michael Byrne
5.15.16
nasa

Astrophysicists Trace 'Big Bird' Neutrino to Ancient Exploding Galaxy

A single particle, born 9.1 billion light-years away.
Michael Byrne
5.1.16
livestream

Watch a Nobel-Winning Physicist Talking About Hunting Neutrinos in a Mine

In a live webcast, Arthur McDonald explains how to catch a neutrino.
Kate Lunau
4.13.16
earth

Why Neutrino Detectors Look So Damn Cool

Brilliant arrays of golden photomultiplier tubes amount to astrophysical ghost detectors.
Michael Byrne
2.22.16
Science

How a Frozen Neutrino Observatory Grapples with Staggering Amounts of Data

Sensors collect terabytes of raw data every day in an attempt to discover the source of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays.
J.M. Porup
10.16.15
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