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  • Physicists Hunt Dark Photons as Large Hadron Collider Gets More Powerful

    Physicists Hunt Dark Photons as Large Hadron Collider Gets More Powerful

    Scientists working on CERN’s Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment have published the latest data in their search for a long-lived exotic particle known as the dark photon. Dark photons (also called hidden photons) differ from regular photons—particles of light—in that they are thought to have mass, making them a prime candidate to explain dark matter.…


  • New Quantum Microscope Can See Tiny Structures in Living Cells

    New Quantum Microscope Can See Tiny Structures in Living Cells

    A team of researchers in Germany and Australia recently used a new microscopy technique to image nano-scale biological structures at a previously unmanageable resolution, without destroying the living cell. The technique, which employs laser light many millions of times brighter than the Sun, has implications for biomedical and navigation technologies.