Particle Physics

CERN Reveals Plans For New, Huge Particle Accelerator

The proposed accelerator will reside in an underground tunnel with a circumference of 62 miles. This is significantly bigger than the 17-mile structure that houses the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)—the current largest and most powerful accelerator in the world.

Einstein Was Wrong About 'Spooky Action at a Distance'

The research—which was led by the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona—was conducted by an international team of physicists from 12 institutions who managed to close a loophole found in a common test of quantum mechanics.

Nuclear Fusion Has Been Achieved on a Mini Scale

Nuclear fusion takes place in the center of stars, but scientists are also attempting to reproduce it on Earth in the hopes of creating a clean and essentially unlimited power source that could replace fossil fuels.