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An Accelerating Universe: The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

An Accelerating Universe: The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

Listen to the announcement of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, to Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Following the formal announcement comes an explanation of the research, which tracked type Ia supernovae to discover that the expansion of the universe was accelerating, and a phone conversation with new Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt

October 4, 2011 — Steve Mirsky
2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Reiss share the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for their observations that type Ia supernovae indicate that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Steve Mirsky reports

October 4, 2011
Adhesive Lets 3-D Microchips Go Deep

Adhesive Lets 3-D Microchips Go Deep

IBM and 3M have come up with an adhesive that will allow them to stack up to 100 semiconductors onto a single microchip. Larry Greenemeier reports

September 29, 2011
Farewell to the Tevatron

Farewell to the Tevatron

The top U.S. particle collider, now eclipsed by a more powerful European machine, will be switched off September 30

September 29, 2011

Waiting for the Higgs

Even as the last protons spin through the most successful particle accelerator in history, physicists hope to conjure one final triumph

September 29, 2011 — Tim Folger

NASA Pinpoints Pacific Ocean Grave of Fallen UARS Satellite

The defunct Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS) reentered the atmosphere at 12:01 A.M. Eastern time (0401 GMT) on Saturday, falling into the Pacific at 14.1 degrees south latitude and 189.8 degrees east longitude

September 27, 2011 — Clara Moskowitz and SPACE.com
Sound Sends Electron to Specific Location

Sound Sends Electron to Specific Location

Sound impelled an electron in an energy well to a second energy well and back. It's a step toward controlled single-electron transfer for use in quantum computer electronic circuits. Sophie Bushwick reports

September 27, 2011
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