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View Resource "New State of Matter" Created

Yesterday, scientists from 20 different countries working at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, announced that, after years of work, they had created "a new state of matter." In this new state of matter, quarks, the smallest known particles, roam freely instead of being bound up into more complex particles such as protons and neutrons. By smashing heavy lead ions at temperatures...
View Resource Fermilab: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

FERMILAB's Home Page is the place to go to find out about Top Quark, The Nature of Nature, and Fermilab at Work. The Nature of Nature provides a brief overview of high-energy physics, an article on how scientists do high-eneregy physics, and an article on the benefits of high-energy physics research. There is also access to The Drell Panel Report.
View Resource NN-Online

NN-Online provides a source for the physics community to access the work of current and former members of the Theoretical High Energy Physics Group of the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The work found here emphasizes the baryon-baryon interaction, including the nucleon-nucleon interaction, hyperon-nucleon interaction, antinucleon-nucleon interaction and pion-nucleon interaction....
View Resource The D-Zero Experiment

The D-Zero Experiment is a worldwide collaboration of physics researchers centrally located at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory's Tevratron Collider. The experiment focuses on the fundamental nature of matter, with particular attention paid to "precise studies of interactions of protons and antiprotons at the highest available energies." Researchers will be especially interested in the...
View Resource Resilience, Sustainability, and Environmentalism

Several new resources are now available from the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security Website. This resource, a six-page paper by Sharachchandra Lele and presented by, addresses resiliency in ecological and socioeconomic systems, and the relationship between resilience and sustainability.
View Resource Lights out at LEP

The Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP) at the Swiss-based European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) closes its doors for good this month. This is after the LEP experiments produced collisions compatible with the production of the elusive Higgs boson, a theoretical particle thought to be related to the formation of particle mass. Unfortunately for LEP, the new data were too inconclusive to...
View Resource High Flux Reactor Isotope Facility

Located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Tennessee, the High Flux Reactor Isotope Facility (HFIR) produces transuranium isotopes for research, industrial, and medical applications. It is also used for a variety of neutron flux experiments. The HFIR Website gives an informative overview of the science and engineering behind the reactor. Visitors can get acquainted with HFIR's history,...
View Resource Physical Reference Data

National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Physical Reference Data Web site (last mentioned in the August 16, 1996 Scout Report) provides data on physical constants, ionization, x-ray and gamma-ray, radiation dosimetry, nuclear and condensed matter physics, atomic and molecular spectroscopic data, and more. For example, within the searchable physical constants page, visitors can find...
View Resource Quarks

This Topic in Depth begins with a Web site from the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center called Theory: Quarks (1). The one-page offering contains a basic explanation of what quarks are, their masses, and how they're known to be real. Critical words within the page, such as flavor and hadron, are linked to a handy online glossary of terms. The second site is presented by the Particle Data Group of...
View Resource NuMI Facility and the MINOS Experiment

Managed by the Universities Research Association, the NuMI (Neutrinos at the Main Injector) Facility and the MINOS (the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search) experiment are part of the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. This site was created to illustrate the NuMI, which is being designed to produce a beam of neutrinos aimed at the Soudan Underground Mine State...
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