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Stories by David Appell30 articles archived since 1845

The Supercollider That Never Was

The Texas-based high-energy accelerator would have easily found the Higgs and been capable of searching for still more evidence of new physics

October 15, 2013 — David Appell

Dark Forces at Work

Ten years ago two teams discovered that the universe will expand forever at an ever faster rate, thanks to an unseen energy. The leader of one of the groups, Saul Perlmutter, expects that new observations will soon illuminate the universe's dark side

April 23, 2008 — David Appell

Repairs without Rivets

Carbon-fiber composites could lead to quick fixes for old bridges

November 1, 2007 — David Appell

Toxic Bulbs

Recycling rules vary for mercury-containing fluorescents

September 16, 2007 — David Appell

Easing Jitters when Buildings Rumble

After natural disasters, an anxious public wants to see that someone understands the catastrophe. For California quakes, seismologist Lucy Jones does the job

December 26, 2005 — David Appell

Behind the Hockey Stick

Seven years ago Michael Mann introduced a graph that became an iconic symbol of humanity's contribution to global warming. He has been defending his science ever since

March 1, 2005 — David Appell

Father of Spirit and Opportunity

With the success of twin rovers on the Red Planet, Steven W. Squyres and his team are showing how to conduct robotic missions--and setting the stage for human exploration

September 27, 2004 — David Appell

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