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ExtremeTech – Sebastian Anthony – Large Hadron Collider Discovers A New Type Of Matter: Exotic Hadrons – 10 April 2014

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Scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have discovered, with “overwhelming” certainty, the existence of a new class of subatomic particles, exotic hadrons. In related news, CERN has begun the painstaking process of turning the LHC back on after being switched off for upgrades over the last 12 months. When it returns, in early 2015, the LHC will have almost twice as much collision power, which will hopefully allow it to further investigate the Higgs boson, and probe the theory of supersymmetry.

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ExtremeTech – Sebastian Anthony – News Sulfur-Based Battery Is Safer, Cheaper, More Powerful Than Lithium-Ion – 7 June 2013

ORNL's lithium-sulfur battery, or part of it

Scientists at the DoE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have struck the battery mother lode: They’ve created an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery that is cheaper, less flammable, and has four times the energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries. Beyond the obvious gains from a four-fold increase in energy density, these sulfur-based batteries could play a key role in electric vehicles and airplanes, where the flammability of lithium-ion batteries is a serious concern. Continue reading