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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 7, 2015

Secret sidewalk art, the world’s thinnest float glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 7, 2015.

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Friday physics fun: The charm and beauty of temps in the trillions and the Big Bang

By Eileen De Guire / August 24, 2012

Fermilab physicist explains particle physics concepts using water as an example. Credit: YouTube. “That sounds like a job for a refractory,” I thought to myself when I came across the phys.org headline, “CERN physicists break record for hottest manmade material.” Not really, it turns out. The temperatures are too high—about 10 trillion °F (5.5 trillion…

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Monday materials mind candy

By / October 19, 2009

Particle physics on your coffee table! Via Symmetry Breaking, this is a wonderful pop-up book for adults and kids that illustrates CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and the ATLAS apparatus that is trying to detect particles that existed in the very briefest of moments after the big bang. ATLAS went online a little more than a…

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Monday materials mind candy

By / October 5, 2009

These guys are sorta cute, as stuffed standard model particles go, but the Bosons as a group are a little creepy and the gluon has definitely been sniffing the glue. Get to work. You can howl at the moon tonight!

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