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LHC ready to hunt for Higgs

21 December 2009

LHC ready to hunt for Higgs”It has gone quickly creating collisions in the large particle accelerator, LHC at CERN, and the results are simply fantastic”, says a very happy physicist at the Niels Bohr Institute, Troels Petersen, though he is somewhat...

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Astronomers find Super Earth-like planet

18 December 2009

Astronomers find Super Earth-like planet A solid planet with potential for water and an atmosphere has been found only 40 light years from the Earth. The planet is approximately 6 times as large as the Earth and orbits a red dwarf star, which is approximately...

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LHC breaks world record

10 December 2009

LHC breaks world recordThe Large Hadron Collider, LHC at CERN has now had proton-collisions at 2.36 TeV. That means that CERN has reclaimed the position as ‘the most powerful accelerator in the world’. The Tevatron at Fermilab in the US has only...

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Tycho Brahe programme attracts star researchers

08 December 2009

Tycho Brahe programme attracts star researchers ”It is important to get the most talented researchers and with the new Sophie and Tycho Brahe Fellowship we have created a very prestigious programme, which can attract the sharpest young researchers in the world”...

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Blast of collisions at CERN

25 November 2009

Blast of collisions at CERN It succeeded – finally. After 25 years of planning, development and colossal construction the dream has come true – the first collisions took place in the Large Hadron Collider, LHC at CERN in Switzerland...

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The Almanac is flying off the shelves

18 November 2009

The Almanac is flying off the shelvesThe Danish Almanac, the little yellow astronomical calendar from the University of Copenhagen has been nothing less than a hit. After many years of a steady, but quiet life it has suddenly become so popular that extra...

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Danish nanowires have great potential

03 November 2009

Danish nanowires have great potentialDanish nanophysicists have developed a new method for manufacturing the cornerstone of nanotechnology research – nanowires. The discovery has great potential for the development of nanoelectronics...

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Superstring theory useful for experimental physics

30 October 2009

Superstring theory useful for experimental physicsSuperstring theory aims to explain the laws of physics from extremely small strings in various states. Theoretical superstring theory is therefore normally not considered to be particularly relevant for practical particle...

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Greenhouse gasses cause rise in sea level

28 October 2009

Greenhouse gasses cause rise in sea levelHow much the sea will rise in the future is fiercely debated and there is also heated discussion over its cause. Both natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions and solar radiation as well as man’s greenhouse gas emissions...

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Space travel to distant galaxies

23 October 2009

Space travel to distant galaxiesIs it possible to travel with a spaceship to a distant galaxy, located millions of light years out in the universe, and then travel back to the Earth again? Yes, theoretically, says the Australian astrophysicist, Berian James, who has...

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