Nov. 15, 2019

84: Measuring the Higgs Boson

84:  Measuring the Higgs Boson

Physicists have achieved a new level of precision in their efforts to measure the Higgs boson

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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E84

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*New measurement for the mass of the Higgs boson

Physicists have achieved a new level of precision in their efforts to measure the Higgs boson – finding it to have a mass of 125.35 GeV with a precision of 0.15 GeV -- an uncertainty of roughly 0.1%. 


*Voyager 2 illuminates the boundary of interstellar space

Scientists publish five new research papers detailing the stunning findings of Voyager 2 from the boundary between the solar system and interstellar space.


*Climate satellite celebrates ten years in orbit

The European Space agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity or SMOS satellite has just celebrated its tenth year in orbit.

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*Cygnus 12 launch

A Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station.

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*The Science Report

Kids exposed to traffic exhaust have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia.

Study shows many over-50s diagnosed with autism later in life grew up believing they were bad people.

A radical plan to save the critically endangered mountain pygmy-possum.

Research shows lonely people with heart problems are more likely to die.

Study shows dog owners have a significant reduction in loneliness.

60% of Americans now say that all UFO sightings can be explained by human activity.


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