CERN: Zeroing in on Higgs boson properties

Zeroing in on Higgs boson properties Sep 25, 2015 As Run 2 at the LHC gains momentum, a combined analysis of data sets from Run 1 by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations has provided the sharpest picture yet on the Higgs boson properties (ATLAS 2015, CMS 2015).  Three years after the announcement in July 2012 of the discovery of … Continue reading CERN: Zeroing in on Higgs boson properties

CERN: coupling micro electronics & advanced PCB manufacture, RD51

Sep 25, 2015 RD51 and the rise of micro-pattern gas detectors Since its foundation, the RD51 collaboration has provided important stimulus for the development of MPGDs. Fig. 1. Improvements in detector technology often come from capitalizing on industrial progress. Over the past two decades, advances in photo-lithography, microelectronics and printed circuits have opened the way … Continue reading CERN: coupling micro electronics & advanced PCB manufacture, RD51

Surprising superconductor

Sep 25, 2015 While the Bardeen–Cooper–Schrieffer (BCS) theory of superconductivity sets no theoretical bound on how high Tc can be, the highest up to now has been 133 K at ambient pressure and 164 K at high pressure in copper oxide. The new surprise is in sulphur hydride, where a Tc of 80 K had been predicted. Alexander … Continue reading Surprising superconductor

Israel disrupting US peace effort: Abbas tells UN

TWO-STATE SOLUTION:Israel said that Abbas was ‘encouraging lawlessness,’ as it urged the Palestinian Authority to start talks with no conditions attached Reuters, UNITED NATIONS Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday accused Israel of sabotaging US efforts to broker peace and said Israeli security operations at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem could lead to a religious … Continue reading Israel disrupting US peace effort: Abbas tells UN

Dominican priest, lawyer analyzes SCOTUS marriage ruling

By Brian Fraga, Rhode Island Catholic Correspondent 9/24/15 PROVIDENCE — Nobody should be surprised that the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage to be a constitutional right, Father Thomas More Garrett, O.P., told the St. Pius V Young Adult Group. “We could see this coming,” Father Garrett, associate pastor of St. Pius V, told an … Continue reading Dominican priest, lawyer analyzes SCOTUS marriage ruling

Triton unmanned aircraft deploys 2017

(U.S. Navy photo by Kelly Schindler/Released) The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system approaches the runway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., after completing its inaugural cross-country flight from California. The Navy will conduct Triton flight tests at Patuxent River in preparation for an operational deployment in 2017. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman … Continue reading Triton unmanned aircraft deploys 2017

F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to launch

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman B. Siens/Released) 150923-N-DZ642-036 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2015) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Jolly Rogers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, prepares to launch from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is … Continue reading F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to launch

F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey /Released) An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 12, 2015. This follows Turkey's decision to host the deployment of U.S. aircraft conducting counter-ISIL operations. The U.S. and Turkey, as members of the 60-plus nation coalition, … Continue reading F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off

US Army hosts largest-ever Network Integration Evaluation

US Army hosts largest-ever, joint-combined network exercise by  David Vergun The Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE 16.1, which takes place, Sept. 25 through Oct. 8, 2015, will be the largest NIE ever, since the exercises started in 2011.  Joint partners as well as more than a dozen NATO countries will participate, along with Australia and … Continue reading US Army hosts largest-ever Network Integration Evaluation

Jesus, demoted & forgotten in Congress and UN

It was Our Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, who bestowed upon Simon Peter the grace to continue His teachings to the people of the world: to go and teach all nations -after He had returned to heaven, to His Almighty Father. Yet, two thousand years later we have Simon Peter's, successor, Francis who has elevated himself … Continue reading Jesus, demoted & forgotten in Congress and UN