84: Measuring the Higgs Boson
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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E84
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*New measurement for the mass of the Higgs boson
Physicists have achieved a new level of precision in their efforts to measure the Higgs boson – finding it to have a mass of 125.35 GeV with a precision of 0.15 GeV -- an uncertainty of roughly 0.1%.
*Voyager 2 illuminates the boundary of interstellar space
Scientists publish five new research papers detailing the stunning findings of Voyager 2 from the boundary between the solar system and interstellar space.
*Climate satellite celebrates ten years in orbit
The European Space agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity or SMOS satellite has just celebrated its tenth year in orbit.
*Cygnus 12 launch
A Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station.
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*The Science Report
Kids exposed to traffic exhaust have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia.
Study shows many over-50s diagnosed with autism later in life grew up believing they were bad people.
A radical plan to save the critically endangered mountain pygmy-possum.
Research shows lonely people with heart problems are more likely to die.
Study shows dog owners have a significant reduction in loneliness.
60% of Americans now say that all UFO sightings can be explained by human activity.
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