Tag: Neutrinos

Neutrinos Spotted By IceCube Particle Detector Comply With Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity

Einstein’s relativity theory just passed one of its most rigorous tests yet. Scientists found that even neutrinos detected by the IceCube particle detector in Antarctica follow the laws of the universe suggested by Einstein.

Space July 17, 2018

‘Ghost Particle’ Found In Antarctica Has Traveled Billions Of Light-Years Through Universe

On Sept. 22, 2017, a ghostly particle traveled across the universe, passed through all cosmic bodies, and reached Antarctica intact. The ghost particle became significant in answering more than a century-old mystery.

Space July 13, 2018

Japanese Neutrino Detector Uses Super-Pure Water To Detect Exploding Stars

The Japanese built the Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector, which contains water so pure it can dissolve metal. Super-K was made to help researchers spot neutrinos and find answers to the deepest questions humans have about the Universe.

Space June 26, 2018

Fermilab's NOvA Experiment Shows Strong Evidence On How Neutrinos Behave

An experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab has shown strong evidence of neutrino’s behavior. Neutrinos make up the basic components of the universe, but it cannot be detected by the naked eye.

Energy June 6, 2018

Scientists Detect Existence Of Ghost Particle That May Make Up Dark Matter

Scientists found new signs of the existence of a particle that’s not supposed to exist. Using the MiniBooNE particle detector, physicists detected sterile neutrinos, a possible candidate for dark matter.

Space June 4, 2018

SDSU Commences Ground Breaking To Begin Construction Of 800-Mile Underground Neutrino Facility

South Dakota State University has broken ground to begin excavation for its planned Neutrino research facility. Excavation for the deep underground facility could take 10 years to finish.

Energy July 22, 2017

Antarctica's IceCube Observatory Finds No Evidence Of Dark Matter Candidate Sterile Neutrino Particle

Earlier experiments hinted at the existence of a fourth flavor of neutrino. IceCube Observatory scientists, however, did not find evidence of the sterile neutrino, which could have shed light on dark matter.

Space August 10, 2016

Underground Physics Lab May Unveil Secrets Of The Universe

Underground physics lab SNOLAB in Ontario, Canada is helping humans unearth the secrets of the universe, including the potential existence of dark matter. Its director and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Arthur McDonald holds a public talk to discuss their mission in the lab.

Space April 15, 2016

Cracking A Mystery About Neutrinos Brings Nobel Prize In Physics

A Japanese and Canadian scientist share the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. Giant neutrino observatories in both countries were used to confirm the elusive particles have mass, and can switch 'flavors.'

October 6, 2015

Scientists Detect Cosmic Neutrinos Using Network Of Sensors Under Antarctic Ice: Why You Should Care

Scientists confirmed the existence of cosmic neutrinos using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The findings open doors to a new form of astronomy using the ghostly particles.

Space August 22, 2015

Cosmic Neutrinos Spotted By IceCube Lab Beneath Antarctic Ice

Confirmation of cosmic neutrinos could unlock the secrets of black holes and exploding stars, researchers say. The elusive, almost massive particles revealed themselves to detectors buried deep in Antarctica.

Animals August 21, 2015

Fermilab Captures Neutrinos Fired From 500 Miles Away

Neutrinos are being detected in a new experiment that has them traveling 500 miles. What can it tell us about the underlying qualities of matter?

August 9, 2015

Fermilab's NOvA Experiment Records First Evidence Of Oscillating Neutrinos

The NOvA research project has found evidence of oscillating neutrinos. One of the project's objectives is to observe muon neutrinos transform into electron-type neutrinos.

Energy August 8, 2015

Scientists Build Tabletop Instrument That Can 'See' Individual Electrons

A particle detector can isolate, track and record single electrons emitted by radioactive gas, researchers say. Work could help solve a leading puzzle of particle physics - what is the mass of a neutrino?

April 21, 2015

Measuring Mass May Detect Faster-than-Light Particles

Tachyons - theoretical subatomic particles that travel faster than the speed of light - may be neutrinos, according to a former George Mason University physicist.

December 26, 2014

Our sun's power is stable and steadfast, scientists find

Experiment sees energy of the sun being created. Detector deep under an Italian mountain sees neutrinos created deep in the sun in a fusion furnace.

Space August 29, 2014

Physicists want US to spend $1 billion on 800-mile long neutrinos beam project

Neutrinos are hard to detect, and now a group of physicists wants to build a tunnel 800 miles long to study them.

May 25, 2014

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