Monthly Archives: April 2011

Another blog post with a question in the title? Looks like it….

I just noticed that every single post on this blog has a headline that is framed in the form of a question. I really should avoid that in the future….

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A Method for Detecting Quantum Gravity Effects? Interesting….

BBC News is trumpeting1 an article just published in Nature Physics describing a method for performing gravity-resonance-spectroscopy2. This work builds upon work published in 2002 involving the motion of slow-moving neutrons3, and may actually provide a method for discovering and … Continue reading

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Preliminary Results from XENON100? No WIMPs here!

Lurking beneath Gran Sasso mountain in Italy is a plastic vat containing 62 kg of liquid xenon lined with 178 photomultiplier tubes designed to detect the signature of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), a leading candidate for Dark Matter. This … Continue reading

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A New Particle Detected at Fermilab? Maybe. Maybe Not.

The physics blogosphere has been abuzz1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 for the last few days about an preprint9 from the Tevatron CDF Collaboration at Fermilab, and the New York Times has picked up on the story.10 Keep in mind that it is only … Continue reading

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Has the Mystery of the Pioneer Anomaly Finally Been Solved?

So it would seem, and without having to re-write General Relativity. MIT’s Technology Review has a good overview here, and the preprint of the relevant paper can be seen here.

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