The Tevatron, the huge particle accelerator at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, is being shut down after twenty-six years of research in the field of particle physics.
Enrico Fermi was born on September 29, 1901 in Rome, Italy. He was a brilliant physicist in both theoretic and experimental works. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938. He died in Chicago on November 28, 1954.
The novel “Jack of Eagles” by James Blish was published for the first time in 1952. Danny Caiden is a journalist who starts developing psychic powers but doing so he also gets into trouble and is wanted by many people with not always good intentions.
Thanks to a collaboration between Google and the Israel Museum, the first of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been put online in a section of the museum site specifically created. Initially, five scrolls have been put on-line but others are being digitized and the project plans to put online almost all those in possession of the museum by 2016.
The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was an orbital observatory launched in September 1991 from the Space Shuttle Discovery with the aim of studying the Earth’s atmosphere and in particular the ozone layer through ten different instruments performing chemical, dynamic and energy studies. It was decommissioned in 2005 and a few days ago it fell to Earth reminding us of the space debris problem.