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Discovering diamonds

Natural diamonds are old, almost as old as the planet itself. They mostly originated in the Earth’s mantle around 1 to 3.5 billion years ago and typically were brought to the surface during deep and...

CMS undergoes tracker transplant

At the beginning of March, the CMS collaboration successfully replaced the heart of its detector: the pixel tracker. This innermost layer of the CMS detector, a cylindrical device containing 124 milli...

Funding injection for SNOLAB

The SNOLAB laboratory in Ontario, Canada, has received a grant of $28.6m to help secure its next three years of operations. The facility is one of 17 research facilities to receive support through Can...

ProtoDUNE revealed

This 11 m-high structure with thick steel walls will soon contain a prototype detector for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), a major international project based in the US for studying...

IceCube seeks to expand

IceCube seeks to expand

  The IceCube experiment at the South Pole has been one of the pioneers of the field of neutrino astronomy. During a seven-year-long construction campaign that ended in 2010, the 325 strong IceC...

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