• Physics Experiments To Pay Attention To Besides the Higgs Boson Search

    The Higgs boson -- aka the God particle -- grabs headlines these days, but physicists are working on other fascinating experiments that could impact our daily lives and provide fundamental insights into the nature of the universe. Here's a roundup of a few of the notable findings and lingering questions in the field of physics.
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    This Week’s Economic Tape: Housing Data, Fed Speakers Abound

    Reports on February housing data begin with housing starts Tuesday, followed by existing- and new-home sales. With U.S. data in the mainly second tier, Treasury yields will be subject to Fed watching with speeches by the central bank chairman and heads of its New York and Minneapolis branches.
  • Hurricane Irene 2011: Category 3 Storm Puts U.S. East Coast on Alert

    Virtually the entire U.S. East Coast is on alert late Wednesday for a possible impact from Hurricane Irene, threatening to blaze a trail from eastern North Carolina northward to New England by Monday. By the time the storm departs the East Coast late Monday, it will likely have lashed with significant impacts from the Bahamas, where it is currently located, to eastern North Carolina, and up through the northeast U.S. -- possibly making a direct hit on Long Island, New York late Sunday.
  • Hurricane Irene Path: Storm Tracking Toward New York; Officials Preparing Response Plans

    Hurricane Irene continues to strengthen and make cut a path toward the eastern United States, with good odds of striking the New York area, and possibly making a direct hit on Long Island late Sunday. Irene is the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic season and threatening to be the first to strike the U.S. since Ike in 2008.
  • Brookhaven Lab Creates Biggest-Ever Atom Of Antimatter

    Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider in Upton, N.Y., has found the heaviest atom of antimatter ever, a bit of anti-helium.