RSS – News Feeds from Mainstream Media

RSS – News Feeds from Mainstream Media

RSS World News Stream – Reuters

  • Re-elected, Venezuela's Maduro faces global criticism, U.S. sanctions 05.21.2018
    CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Critics at home and abroad on Monday denounced the re-election of Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro as a farce cementing autocracy, while the U.S. government imposed new sanctions on the crisis-stricken oil-producing country.
  • Prodded by Trump, FBI to look into complaint about its 2016 tactics 05.21.2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department agreed on Monday to investigate "any irregularities" in FBI tactics related to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign after Trump questioned whether an FBI informant had been planted into his political organization.
  • With North Korea summit on shaky ground, Trump to press South Korean leader 05.21.2018
    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three weeks before an unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit is supposed to take place, President Donald Trump will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday as U.S. officials try to figure out whether Pyongyang is serious about negotiating a deal on denuclearization.
  • Hawaii lava approaches geothermal power plant 05.21.2018
    PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island flowed towards a geothermal power plant on Monday as workers scrambled to shut it down to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.
  • Same grief, different outcomes: Texas mulls school safety 05.21.2018
    SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - Mourners knelt before white wooden crosses on Monday outside the Texas high school where 10 people were killed in the fourth deadly U.S. school shooting this year, an image recalling similar gatherings following February's Florida school massacre.
  • GE to merge transportation unit with Wabtec in $11.1 billion deal 05.21.2018
    (Reuters) - General Electric Co announced a $11.1 billion deal on Monday to merge its transportation business with U.S. rail equipment manufacturer Wabtec Corp , with GE and its shareholders owning just over half of the combined business.
  • U.S. toughens stance on Iran, lists sweeping demands 05.21.2018
    WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes -- from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war -- or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to Tehran.
  • Trump signs congressional resolution overturning auto lending rule 05.21.2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed into a law a congressional resolution overhauling a rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that aimed to bar discrimination in auto lending, the White House said on Monday.
  • Companies win big at U.S. top court on worker class-action curbs 05.21.2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.
  • Myanmar judge to rule on evidence allegedly taken from Reuters reporters' phones 05.21.2018
    YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar judge will rule on Tuesday whether to allow the submission of evidence police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters arrested in December for alleged possession of secret documents.

RSS Transparticle News Stream – CERN

  • A bumper crop of LHC results at Quark Matter 2018 05.18.2018
    A xenon–xenon collision recorded by the CMS detector. (Image: CMS/CERN) Some 900 nuclear physicists from all over the world are meeting this week in Venice, Italy, for Quark Matter 2018, the 27th International Conference on Ultrarelativistic Nucleus–Nucleus Collisions. The focus of the conference is the hot quark–gluon plasma (QGP) that is thought to have prevailed […]
    Ana Lopes
  • Using CERN technology for medical challenges 05.08.2018
    Letizia Diamante The best moments of the CERN Medical Technology Hackathon (Medtech:Hack), 6-9 April 2018. (Video: CERN) A mobile kit for monitoring health parameters in harsh situations and a scanner for radiopharmaceuticals are the winners of the first CERN Medical Technology Hackathon, Medtech:Hack. At CERN, technology and healthcare experts joined forces to find innovative solutions […]
    Cristina Agrigoroae
  • Are you up for the TrackML challenge? 05.07.2018
    Katarina Anthony 10 000 tracks grouping 100 000 points in a future LHC detector as simulated for the TrackML challenge (Image: TrackML Challenge Team/CERN) Physicists from the ATLAS, CMS and LHCb collaborations have just launched the TrackML challenge – your chance to develop new machine-learning solutions for the next generation of particle detectors. The Large […]
    Achintya Rao
  • CERN launches a new careers website 05.02.2018
    Anna Cook The homepage of CERN’s new careers.cern website. (Image: Robert Hradil, Monika Majer/ProStudio22.ch) CERN launches its brand new careers website today, with streamlined, user- and mobile-friendly webpages to attract candidates throughout the Laboratory’s Member and Associate Member States. CERN offers student, graduate and professional opportunities in diverse fields of expertise, from IT to mechanics, […]
    Kate Kahle
  • Honey, I shrunk the vacuum chambers! 05.02.2018
    Achintya Rao Doctoral student Lucia Lain Amador with a prototype of the reduced-diameter vacuum chamber (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN) It takes a lot of work to achieve nothingness. The beam pipes within particle accelerators are some of the emptiest regions in the universe. They are evacuated so as to prevent the accelerating particles from colliding with […]
    Achintya Rao
  • The 2018 data-taking run at the LHC has begun 04.30.2018
    Achintya Rao A collision event recorded by LHCb on 28 April, following the formal start of this year’s data taking (Image: LHCb/CERN) On Saturday, 28 April 2018, the operators of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) successfully injected 1200 bunches of protons into the machine and collided them. This formally marks the beginning of the LHC’s […]
    Achintya Rao
  • LIVE: Inside CERN’s antimatter factory 04.26.2018
    Harriet Jarlett This is the antimatter trap at AEgIS, one of the experiments studying antimatter using CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator (Image: Maximilien Brice and Julien Ordan/CERN) For the first time, join us on Facebook for a live behind-the-scenes insight into CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator. Unlike the rest of CERN’s accelerator complex, which speed up particles to study […]
    Harriet Kim Jarlett
  • Crabs settled in the tunnel 04.22.2018
    Giovanna Vandoni CERN scientist, Giovanna Vandoni, coordinated the recent installation of crab cavities. (Image: Julien Ordan/CERN) The High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) project aims at increasing the number of collisions in the LHC and consequently improving the precision of the experiments’ analyses. For several years, engineers, technicians and operators have been devising, designing and building the components, […]
    Anais Schaeffer
  • CERN’s SPS experiments restart 04.19.2018
    Ana Lopes The Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), CERN’s second-largest accelerator. (Image: Julien Ordan/CERN) At CERN, springtime usually marks the restart of the Laboratory’s experiments. But, while most eyes turn towards the restart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its experiments, the research programme at the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), CERN’s second-largest accelerator, has also resumed. […]
    Ana Lopes
  • First LHC test collisions of 2018 04.12.2018
    Ana Lopes A test collision recorded by the CMS experiment on 12 April 2018. The CMS collaboration uses these first collisions to prepare for data taking, fine-tuning and powering on various subsystems as needed. (Image: CERN) Proton slamming has resumed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Almost a fortnight after the collider began circulating proton […]
    Ana Lopes
  • A new era of precision for antimatter research 04.04.2018
    Ana Lopes ALPHA experiment (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN) The ALPHA collaboration has reported the most precise direct measurement of antimatter ever made, revealing the spectral structure of the antihydrogen atom in unprecedented colour. The result, published today in Nature, is the culmination of three decades of research and development at CERN, and opens a completely new […]
    Ana Lopes
  • “Humpty Dumpty” particle discovered 04.01.2018
    Francesca Mazzotta and Kate Kahle The LHCb experiment has discovered the “Humpty Dumpty” particle, predicted by theorists more than forty years ago. (Image: Sophia Bennett and Daniel Dominguez/CERN) Update 2 April 2018: Did you enjoy our April Fools’ day story? If you want to find out more about what is really going on at CERN, […]
    Julie Haffner
  • Beams are back in the LHC 03.29.2018
    Corinne Pralavorio View of the LHC in 2018, before the restart of the accelerato. (Image: Maximilien Brice, Julien Ordan/CERN) The Large Hadron Collider is back in business! On Friday 30 March, at 12:17 pm, protons circulated in the 27-km ring for the first time in 2018. The world’s most powerful particle accelerator thus entered its […]
    Corinne Pralavorio
  • CERN experiment sees hints of a rare kaon decay 03.27.2018
    Ana Lopes NA62 experiment in CERN's North Area. (Image: NA62/CERN) What if the odds of an event occurring were about one in ten billion? This is the case for the decay of a positively charged particle known as a kaon into another positively charged particle called a pion and a neutrino–antineutrino pair. Yet, such a […]
    Ana Lopes
  • Particle detectors meet canvas 03.26.2018
    Cristina Agrigoroae Slotting a painting into the X-ray scanner, which will analyse it at a high resolution. (Image: InsightArt s.r.o.) This year is the European year of cultural heritage, but what does particle physics have to do with art? Museums, art galleries, auction houses, art restorers and other art experts may now benefit from the use […]
    Cristina Agrigoroae
  • Arts at CERN announces the winners of the Collide awards 03.22.2018
    Arts at CERN pioneers new ways of bringing together artists and scientists, leads the conversation about art and science, and supports artistic creativity and curiosity towards fundamental research. Artists from all over the world are invited, through our cultural programmes, to spend time at CERN and work alongside particle physicists and engineers. Today, we announce […]
    Iva Raynova
  • Higgs results take centre stage at annual Moriond conference 03.19.2018
    Achintya Rao Collision events* recorded by ATLAS (left) and CMS (right) showing characteristics of a Higgs produced in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV (Image: left – ATLAS/CERN, right – Tom McCauley/CMS/CERN) Nearly six years after its discovery by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the Higgs boson remains […]
    Achintya Rao
  • CERN pays tribute to Stephen Hawking 03.14.2018
    Stephen Hawking during a visit to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel in March 2013, prior to the Inaugural Fundamental Physics Prize Ceremony in Geneva. (Image: Laurent Egli/CERN) Theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking has died today, 14 March, aged 76. “Hawking’s results are a constant source of inspiration for theoretical research done at CERN”, explains Gian […]
    Kate Kahle
  • Accelerator hibernation ends 03.09.2018
    Achintya Rao Today, 9 March, marks the end of CERN’s annual winter shut down. The Laboratory’s massive accelerator complex will soon begin to lumber out of its winter hibernation and resume accelerating and colliding particles. But while the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has not been filled with protons since the Year-End Technical Stop (YETS) began […]
    Achintya Rao
  • Making antimatter transportable 03.07.2018
    Cristina Agrigoroae Panoramic view of the low energy beam lines in the ISOLDE hall (Image: Samuel Morier-Genoud/CERN) Antimatter vanishes instantly when it meets matter. But researchers have developed ways to trap it and increase its lifespan in order to use it to study matter. A new project called PUMA (antiProton Unstable Matter Annihilation) aims to […]
    Ana Lopes