Manufacturing Bits: Dec. 23

Higgs boson sensors At the recent 2014 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco, CERN described the tiny hybrid pixel detectors used at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Using CMOS technology, hybrid pixel detectors identify and tag individual sub-atomic particles at fast speeds. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is a particle physics laboratory... » read more

Expert on Expert: The Higgs Boson

Mentor Graphics CEO Wally Rhines, a materials scientist, talks with Dr. Sean Carroll, a particle physicist at the California Institute of Technology about the discovery of the Higgs Boson, the cost of future discoveries, and what's left for physicists to discover. [youtube vid=qokwittw_8k] » read more

Boson Hunting

By Ed Sperling It’s not the “God particle” or anything even remotely connected to the formation of the universe. But in particle physics, the powerful forces that keep the tiny particles in an atom confined to a very small space are now coming into much better focus. [caption id="attachment_5772" align="alignnone" width="640"] Source:[/caption] The reason is a combination o... » read more