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A particle that doesn’t fit the laws of physics – CERN

Researchers could be very close to finding a FIFTH  fundamental force. Results from the Large Hadron Collider hint at a particle that doesn’t fit the laws of physics. The new particle is believed to be SIX times heavier than the Higgs boson particle.

Further testing is required which is why more ‘collisions’ will commence next month in order to obtain new data. Scientists believe they will have either the ultimate confirmation or refutation of its existence by summer of 2016.

Professor John Ellis, theoretical physicist at Kings College London told the Mail Online in an interview: ‘it would be something completely beyond the Standard Model, and the tip of an iceberg of a large new set of particles if it exists.’

Two of the detectors, ATLAS and CMS, were used to look for new physics and did so by counting ‘particle decays’ that ended up in TWO photons

Researchers believe that this is a good way to push the limits of physics beyond the known because photons are easy to detect and scientists know exactly what to expect in terms of results of background events.

‘It weighs about 750 GeV, corresponding to about six times heavier than the Higgs boson, and almost 800 times heavier than the proton,’ said Professor Ellis.

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Penny (The Big Bang Theory)
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The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show, along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head writers. It premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The show is centered on five characters: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, two physicists who work at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Penny, a blonde waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon’s equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny’s social skills and common sense.
Three other supporting characters have also been promoted to starring roles: Leslie Winkle, a physicist colleague at Caltech and, at different times, a lover of both Leonard and Howard who left the show after season 3; Bernadette Rostenkowski, Howard’s fiancée, who is a microbiologist and former part-time waitress alongside Penny; and Amy Farrah Fowler, a neurobiologist who joins the group after being matched to Sheldon on a dating website.

 

The Chipmunk Physics Engine on PSP

Videos have been uploaded on Youtube about the latest version of Chipmunk Physics engine on the Sony Playstation Portable console as the gaming trend takes a turn towards technology which combines law of physics with the excitement of gaming. It is a portable open source two dimensional rigid body physics library distributed under the MIT licence. With an independent OS and thoughtfully written in C99 by Scot Lembecke, Chimpunk is intended to be lightning fast, portable, numerically stable and easy to use.

There are different kinds of body forms such as rigid, soft and fluid which in turn have their own dynamics and physical systems. For example; the movement of water into a container is different from the movement of a rigid pot falling onto a slope. A Physics Engine is computer software that provides an approximate simulation of these physical systems in domains of computer graphics, video games and film.  The main uses are in video games as middleware and the simulations in this case are real time.

Chipmunk is used in hundreds of games all over the world in just about any system. This technology is used effectively by Sony to improve the usability of the portable Playstation console. The PSP games that currently use the Chipmunk physics engine are Stakker, Anti-Tetris and Brix DS. Stakker PSP is a fun game of building up and destroying towers made out of falling blocks. The motto of the game is to build up towers without letting any piece fall off and after reaching a certain height; it is to be destroyed with a projectile coming from the left for points. Anti-Tetris is a visual reproduction of Game boy Tetris and is based on the physics engine which allows the gamer to fasten and slow down the fall of the pieces at will.

With Brix DS, the objective is to remove all the bricks of grey level without dropping the dynamites to the ground. The gamer would encounter different types of bricks throughout various levels as the physics engine makes movement of the bricks realistic. Many game developers are now using the Chipmunk Physics engine to develop first person shooter games and various other games across various genres. Chipmunk seems to have opened a new door to seamless opportunities in the multi-billion dollar gaming industry.

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No need to worry over Physics (CBSE)

Students of Nan Hua High School gathering in t...

The evaluation of AISSCE 2012 Physics started and CBSE has prepared a fool proof marking scheme which will give the students the marks they deserve.

However, those who just left the questions unanswered will be at loss; because many of the difficult questions are liberalized but only those who attempted the questions will get the benefit.

Those questions with tougher subdivisions are so evaluated that the easier portions are given more marks than the difficult portions. So, if the students attempted the easier portion and left the difficult portion, the loss is not much.

So, relax!

Your voices are heard, thanks to CBSE for paying heed to us – the teachers and students.

 

Rev. William R. Callahan Dies at 78, Dissident Who Challenged Vatican – New York Times

Rev. William R. Callahan Dies at 78, Dissident Who Challenged Vatican
New York Times
He had hoped to be an agronomist, but the Jesuits asked him to study physics because they needed physics professors in their universities.

Science showcase set Sept. 25 at UNC – TMCnet

Science showcase set Sept. 25 at UNC
TMCnet
catapults and trebuchets, virtual reality, wave simulation machine and advanced imaging. n Performances including a Phenomenal Physics show,

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