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Future of laser fusion

Some speculations on laser fusion perspectives were published in the recent issue of Nature journal. According to this article the ignition could happen at NIF by the end of 2012. But more unexpected fact (for me) was the existence of LIFE project. More information on it could be found on LLNL site.

News on Higgs boson

Today (March 7) on the conference "Rencontres de Moriond" recent results from Higgs searching experiments were presented. There is some excess at 125-126 GeV but only in gamma-gamma and ZZ channels (ZZ channel in CMS is peaked around 119 GeV). But WW channel do not contribute as expected. Both CDF and D0 see a broad excess which could be consistent with signal at 125 GeV. Right now this is a good indication of a Higgs boson, but it is not a discovery, this excess could potentially diminish further.

Science news

In the paper "Entanglement can Completely Defeat Quantum Noise"
(Chen et al. PRL 107, 250504 (2011)) the question of information transport is
considered. For two extremly noisy channels (that cannot transmit any
classical information), the theoretical possibility of transmission thru their
combination with the help of entanglement is shown. That means that
entanglement can help to defeat quantum noise.

Black hole evaporation in Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG) and the usual

NASA plans for 2012

List of NASA plans and missions can be found here

Mars Science Laboratory

Today the launch of Mars Science Laboratory is scheduled (19:02 Moscow time).
Online translation can be found on NASA TV.

Very nice animation of how landing on Mars will pass can be found

Science news blog

Starting from this post we will publish scientific news or interesting links

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