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The New Hunt for Dark Matter Is Taking Place Under a Mountain
Davide D’Angelo wasn’t always interested in dark matter, but now he’s at the forefront of the hunt to find the most elusive particle in the universe.
Space is Only Noise in the Underground Dark Matter Detector
For all of the pop culture, mainstream buzzing devoted to the Higgs boson, it seems almost bizarre that at least some amount of comparable attention isn't devoted to dark matter and dark energy. Is that the price tag that comes with high energy...
Sorry Einstein, Neutrinos Are Still Going Faster Than Light At OPERA
Hey, remember a month or two ago when researchers at Italy's OPERA experiment "announced":http://motherboard.tv/2011/9/22/wrap-your-head-around-something-faster-than-light--2 that they'd found neutrinos moving faster than light -- between CERN on the...
Wrap Your Head Around Something Faster Than Light
I can't really, or I don't want to yet. Spent too many hours on the can in college obsessing over relativity for it to just go down the toilet because some goddamn neutrinos think they can go faster than light. But that's what measurements taken at the...
Under an Italian Mountain, Dark Matter Search Comes Up Dry
One of the biggest mysteries of astrophysics is being unraveled deep underneath a mountain less than 100 miles from Rome. The place is the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory: Situated along an expressway tunnel underneath Gran Sasso mountain.