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  • Report champions $1-billion effort to make U.S. a neutrino science hub

    Report champions $1-billion effort to make U.S. a neutrino science hub
    The United States should devote about $1 billion to build a neutrino experiment that would make the country a major center for particle physics on the world stage, according to a panel of experts – a plan that would involve building a high-power...
  • Fermilab will receive giant electromagnet used to study sub-atomic particles

    Fermilab will receive giant electromagnet used to study sub-atomic particles
    A monster magnet is making its way from the East Coast to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where scientists say it will be used to study subatomic particles. The Muon g-2 ring is scheduled to arrive in Batavia on Friday after more than a month...
  • reFramed: In conversation with John Chervinsky

     
    John Chervinsky is a self-taught photographer and an engineer working in the field of applied physics. Since it first opened at the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2005, his "Experiment in Perspective" series has been traveling the country, including...
  • Illinois Democrat gives out House speaker's phone number

    Illinois Democrat gives out House speaker's phone number
    WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart, a retired general from downstate Illinois, said Thursday from the House floor that his wife had gotten a call from one of her best friends, a woman he said was angry, disappointed and frightened. He said...
  • Georges Charpak dies at 86; French physicist won Nobel Prize

    Georges Charpak dies at 86; French physicist won Nobel Prize
    French physicist Georges Charpak, who revolutionized the study of elementary particles by developing detectors that allowed near-instantaneous identification and analysis of particles produced in accelerator collisions, a feat that won him the 1992...
  • Republican Dold claims victory in North Shore congressional race

     
    Posted by Katherine Skiba and Kristen Schorsch at 7:30 p.m.; last updated at 12:01 p.m. Republican Robert Dold declared victory tonight over Democrat Dan Seals in a hotly-contested North Shore congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Sen.-elect Mark Kirk....
  • Batavia: A windmill town comes full circle

    Batavia: A windmill town comes full circle
    It's a dreary, chilly evening, when most folks want to hunker down with a book or favorite TV show. But Batavia Mothers' Club members Jennifer Baerren, Jennifer Meiring and Pam Kent are meeting at the public library to plan the 11th annual Fox Trot 5K...
  • Fermilab closing its Tevatron in September

    Fermilab's particle accelerator known as the Tevatron, a 4.26-mile underground loop that had been the leading facility of its kind in the world, will close Sept. 30, the lab near Batavia said today. Closing the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory's...
  • Ex-congressman Bill Foster files for a comeback

    WASHINGTON — Former Illinois congressman Bill Foster hopes to make a comeback by running in the proposed 11th Congressional District that would include Aurora. Foster, 55, filed papers Saturday with the Federal Election Commission. The Democrat...
  • In wake of remap plan, ex-lawmaker to run again

    WASHINGTON – Saying he had important things left to do, former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster formally announced today he will run for a seat in the House of Representatives. Foster, 55, a Democrat, was ousted after November’s elections when he fell...
  • New atom-smasher generates hope, fear

    Michelangelo L. Mangano, a respected particle physicist who helped discover the top quark in 1995, now spends most days trying to convince people that his new machine won't destroy the world. "If it were just crackpots, we could wave them away," the...
  • Magnetic jewelry an overlooked danger

    The federal government brands magnets in toys a deadly hazard to children because the tiny, powerful objects can fall out and cause serious, even fatal, internal injuries when swallowed. Yet the Consumer Product Safety Commission has not taken steps to...