The Ultimate Field Guide to Subatomic Particles

Muons, neutrinos, supersymmetric partners, the infamous Higgs boson - with so many different subatomic particles flying about, it's no wonder theoretical physics can be so confusing. That's why we made this (reasonably) simple guide to all the different elementary particles. » 9/16/10 10:44am 9/16/10 10:44am

Undeterred by Time-Traveling Saboteurs, the LHC Begins Colliding

Take that, bread-dropping bird. Despite numerous delays and the suggestion that the Large Hadron Collider is being sabotaged from the future, the LHC is up and running. And, for the very first time, it has collided two proton beams. » 11/23/09 1:39pm 11/23/09 1:39pm

The Russian Cold War Rocket That Still Does Heavy Lifting

Click to view » 8/19/08 8:00am 8/19/08 8:00amThis Russian Proton rocket, looking like something out of a 60s sci-fi novel, launched yesterday from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying one of the largest satellites ever built. Arguably the best heavy boost rocket in the world, the Proton is a Cold War relic that's still a workhorse (despite some recent…