Tag Archives: CERN

Cosmic Rays and Climate – to be or not to be?

From the “science is still settling” department, the question still seems up in the air to me. On one hand we have Dr. Jasper Kirkby, Head of the CLOUD Experiment, CERN Geneva giving a thorough review showing strong correlations between … Continue reading

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Update on the CLOUD experiment at CERN

Rik Gheysens says: in Tips and Notes The latest results of the CLOUD experiment in CERN are published: http://science.orf.at/stories/1717291/. It’s a German article with the following statements of Jasper Kirkby (head of the CLOUD experiment): At the present time we … Continue reading

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Higgs Boson Hysteria – but no fireworks on the 4th of July

From CERN, another science press release with a “could” and “preliminary” caveat. Sigh. I expected fireworks. It is encouraging though. 5 sigma isn’t anything to sneeze at. I have to wonder though, if the fact that CERN delayed this press … Continue reading

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BREAKING: CERN to announce “God Particle” found

By JOHN HEILPRIN and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Scientists believe the “God particle” that might explain the underpinnings of the universe is real, and they are about to present their evidence to the world. Physicists at the … Continue reading

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Nigel Calder reports on “Yet another trick of cosmic rays”

Reblogged from Calder’s Updates In the climax to the Danes’ experiments, cloud seeds flout the theories Near to the end of the story that starts with stars exploding in the Galaxy and ends with extra clouds gathering, a small but … Continue reading

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Higgs Boson announcement expected from CERN today

UPDATE 5:57 AM The live webcast from CERN is overloaded but it appears that uncertainty still exists about the HB, they may have glimpsed its signal around 126 GeV – see below – Anthony “The God Particle” may have been … Continue reading

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A disturbance in the force – CERN finds faster than light particles?

From Yahoo News: CERN claims faster-than-light particle measured GENEVA (AP) — Scientists at the world’s largest physics lab say they have clocked subatomic particles traveling faster than light, a feat that — if true — would break a fundamental pillar … Continue reading

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Some reactions to the CLOUD experiment

CERN Finds “Significant” Cosmic Ray Cloud Effect Best known for its studies of the fundamental constituents of matter, the CERN particle-physics laboratory in Geneva is now also being used to study the climate. Researchers in the CLOUD collaboration have released … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS – CERN Experiment Confirms Cosmic Rays Influence Cloud Seeds

UPDATE: see some reactions to this announcement here From the GWPF This refers to the CLOUD experiment at CERN. I’ll have more on this as it develops (updated twice since the original report now), but for the short term, it … Continue reading

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Weekly Weather and Climate News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “From the household perspective, reductions in energy expenditures act like a tax cut for the Pennsylvania economy, increasing discretionary income.” Penn State report on natural gas from shale. – – – – – – – – … Continue reading

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CERN: “Don’t interpret the CLOUD experiment results”

From the Register and Nigel Calder’s blog via bunches of people who submitted in Tips and Notes, hints of a new project, the RCC (Real Climate Collider) /sarc. CERN ‘gags’ physicists in cosmic ray climate experiment What do these results … Continue reading

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Update on the CERN CLOUD experiment

WUWT reader Max_B tips us off to this article and video. According to Nigel Calder’s Blog, CERN’s CLOUD experiment (testing Svensmarks’s cosmic-ray theory) shows a large enhancement of aerosol production and the results are due for release in 2 or … Continue reading

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Preliminary results for the CERN CLOUD cosmic ray experiment

From Nature blog: Sunny days for CLOUD experiment An experiment designed to investigate the link between solar activity and the climate has its first results in the bag. At the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco today, Joachim Curtius … Continue reading

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