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Physics Week in Review: April 11, 2015

The Large Hadron Collider's Second Run broke its own energy record for accelerating particles when it started up again this week. Here’s an inside look at how the atom smasher has been amped up.  Related: The LHC made simple: here's what it's doing in five simple steps...

April 11, 2015 — Jennifer Ouellette

Discover the Puerto Rico Trench with America’s Ocean Exploration Team

Every two years people around the world suddenly obsessively watch odd niche sports like ice dancing, biathalon, and rhythmic gymnastics. So I wish similar enthusiasm could be summoned for the exploration dives of the Deep Discoverer, NOAA’s ROV aboard the research vessel Okeanos Explorer and vehicles like it, which are streamed live on the internet...

April 10, 2015 — Jennifer Frazer

Rescuing the Drowning Submarine, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: April 10, 1915 The United States submarine F-4 was launched in January 1912, and foundered in March 1915 near Honolulu in 300 feet of water, with the loss of all 21 crew...

STAFFApril 10, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

Science Board Games, SciArt in the Crowd Edition

I love playing board games, and my favorites are ones that involve science in some way. I’m always on the lookout for crowdfunding campaigns for science board games, as it’s a great combination of science art and science communication...

April 9, 2015 — Katie McKissick

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