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Completing Einstein’s Theories – A Breakthrough in Particle Physics

More than a century after his first theory, scientists have completed Einstein’s homework on special relativity in electromagnetism. Osaka University researchers show relativistic contraction of an electric field produced by fast-moving charged particles, as predicted by Einstein’s theory, which may help improve radiation and physics research particles. More than a century ago, one of the …

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A particle accelerator that just ignited could reveal rare forms of matter

A particle accelerator that just ignited could reveal rare forms of matter

A few hundred yards from where we are sitting is a large metal chamber devoid of air and covered with the cables needed to control the instruments within. A particle beam silently passes through the interior of the chamber at about half the speed of light until it strikes a piece of solid material, resulting …

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Bright light from black holes caused by particle shock waves

Bright light from black holes caused by particle shock waves

Scientists have reported a “huge leap forward” in understanding light and other electromagnetic radiation emitted by black holes using NASA’s recently deployed $188 million IXPE Space Telescope. Beams of electrons crash into slower-moving particles, causing a shock wave that results in electromagnetic radiation across frequency bands from X-rays to visible light, according to a research …

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Another "Majorana" particle paper retracted, this time from Science

Another “Majorana” particle paper retracted, this time from Science

Nearly a year after marking an article about the elusive “Majorana” particle with an expression of concern, and nearly three years after publishing a criticism of its reproducibility, Science withdrew the article due to “serious irregularities and discrepancies” in the data. A few articles about Majorana particles, which would be useful in quantum computing if …

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