This Particle Accelerator Is Barely Bigger Than a Grain of Rice

Just getting a particle up to near the speed of light isn't good enough for today's physics. To properly unravel the fundamentals of the universe, particles have to be smashed together with enormous force. And two Stanford researchers have just devised a laser-based method that imparts ten times the power of… » 10/01/13 11:30am 10/01/13 11:30am