Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 05, 2003
Surprise to physicists - protons aren't always shaped like a basketball
Experiment results from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility undo the long-held notion that a proton is shaped like a sphere, a University of Washington physicist has found.

Indiana University scientists first to detect rare nuclear fusion violating charge symmetry
Scientists at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility in Bloomington have made the first unambiguous detection of a rare process, the fusion of two nuclei of heavy hydrogen to form a nucleus of helium and an uncharged pion. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to