How do you weigh an atom? To be honest, that's a question with plenty of problems which need answering, but one thing's certain: you need some accurate scales. Now, scientists have made a set that can measure the smallest unit of mass, the yoctogram—which is less than the mass of a single proton.
A new subatomic weight scale can measure masses as tiny as one yoctogram. Less than the mass of a proton, a yoctogram is equivalent to a billionth of a billionth of a millionth of a gram.
Since 1990, doctors have been regularly treating cancer patients using proton beams, which work similarly to radiation. Proton therapy is more precise, however, causing less harm to healthy surrounding tissues. Unfortunately, generating a proton beam requires a particle-accelerator facility that's the size of an…
Elements 114 and 116 are now the heaviest elements that we know for a fact exist. They can only exist for less than a second, but they get us ever closer to the fabled island of stability.
Earth is surrounded by two huge regions of charged particles like protons and electrons, and these areas are known as the Van Allen radiation belts. These belts can mysteriously change their intensity, posing a threat to astronauts and sensitive electronics.
Heads up, Hawaii! Three Russian GLONASS satellites just went into the Pacific drink courtesy a failed Proton-M rocket launch in Kazakhstan. Дерьмо!
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.
A new measurement of the proton particle shows that it is 0.00000000000003 millimetres smaller than previously thought. It may seem irrelevant, but physicists are freaking out. I hope this doesn't mean we are going to cease to exist anytime soon.
Are you real? You may seem real and solid, but you are mostly made of empty space. To demonstrate it, someone enlarged an electron to the size of one pixel, proportionally showing its distance from a equally scaled proton.
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.
The Inmarsat-4, or I4-F3 broadband satellite to its friends, is a big satellite. Almost as big as a double decker bus and with an unfurled solar wingspan as wide as a football field, it needed an appropriately big ride into space. And so it hitched onto a Proton Rocket, a 58m-high, 700-ton monster used for sat…
Click to viewThis 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…
Developed by Dr. Egon Spengler and Dr. Ray Stantz after their residencies at Columbia University, the proton pack fires a stream of protons via a wand for use in paranormal investigation and capture. The protons, sometimes referred to as positrons, attack the negative ectoplasmic energy of a ghost, snaring the…
These beauties will be on display at TvTvst in September. They mark Proton's return to the North American market. Proton is known for having some of the thinnest, best looking LCDs televisions out there and these are no different.