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Physicists tune Large Hadron Collider to find “sweet spot” in high-energy proton smasher

Start up of the world’s largest science experiment is underway — with protons traveling in opposite directions at almost the speed of light in the deep underground tunnel called the Large Hadron Collider straddling France and Switzerland.

As protons collide, physicists will peer into the resulting particle showers for new discoveries about the universe, said Ryszard Stroynowski, Southern Methodist University, a collaborator on the LHC. Continue reading

geothermal, Maria Richards, SMU, GRCSMU geothermal scientist Maria Richards to guide global energy organization. Continue reading →
Jacobs, whale fossil, 17 million ya, SMU17 million-year-old whale fossil provides 1st exact date for East Africa’s puzzling uplift. Continue reading →
SMU, seismic monitors, Stump, DeShon, earthquakes, North TexasSMU analysis of recent North Texas earthquake sequence reveals geologic fault, epicenters in Irving and West Dallas. Continue reading →
bitcoin, scams, fraud, SMU, Tyler Moore, cyber currencyBitcoin scams steal at least $11 million in virtual deposits from unsuspecting customers. Continue reading →

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  • SMU scientists to deploy 22 seismographs to study Irving-area earthquake series January 7, 2015
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  • SMU seismologist Brian Stump named AAAS Fellow for distinguished scientific contributions December 2, 2014
  • Study: Contraception may change how happy women are with their husbands December 2, 2014
  • Study funded by NIH is decoding blue light’s mysterious ability to alter body’s natural clock December 1, 2014
  • Jurassic climate of large swath of western U.S. was more complex than previously known November 17, 2014
  • Asthma patients reduce symptoms, improve lung function with shallow breaths, more CO2 November 3, 2014
  • Study will teach algebra with student-authored stories that draw on their own interests October 20, 2014
  • Hunt begins for elusive neutrino particle at one of the world’s largest, most powerful detectors October 6, 2014
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  • Eclipsing binary stars discovered by high school students at SMU summer research program August 20, 2014
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