◗ Top news stories trending online
1. Maybe it wasn’t the Higgs particle, after all
Last year CERN announced the finding of a new elementary particle, the Higgs particle. But,
maybe it wasn’t the Higgs particle. Maybe it just looks like it. And, maybe, it’s not alone.
2. Scientists identify new driver behind Arctic warming
Scientists have identified a mechanism that could be a big contributor to warming in the Arctic
region and melting sea ice.
3. Ultracold disappearing act
A disappearing act was the last thing Rice Univ. physicist Randy Hulet expected to see in his
ultracold atomic experiments, but that’s what he produced by colliding pairs of BECs that were
prepared in special states called solitons.
◗ Top articles trending online
1. 3-D Printing Builds Up Architecture
Lindsay Hock, managing editor, explores how 3-D printing is used in architectural design.
2. Building the Next Generation of Raman
Given today’s widespread use of Raman spectroscopy, it can be hard to believe Raman was a highly
specialized analytical technique for most of its history.
3. Nano Testing for Future Electronics
Lindsay Hock, managing editor, explores how electronic test instruments are used in the development of future electronics, nanoelectronics.
◗ Top products trending online
1. Triple-jetting 3-D Printing Technology
Stratasys has introduced six PolyJet 3-D printers with compact and mid-sized envelopes.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced its Sorvall WX+ ultracentrifuge featuring an intuitive LCD
3. Safer Solvent
Necotek Solutions’ Necosolv XB provides a strong solvent that is safe, as well as non-flammable/
The Arctic Ocean traps more energy from far-in-frared radiation than previously estimated.
Image: Berkeley Lab
3-D printing technology helps build life-like replicas of buildings, aiding in architecture. Image:
Keithley’s Model 4200-SCS Parameter Analyzer
paired with a Model 4225 Ultra-Fast I-V Module.
Image Keithley Instruments
Call for R&D 100 Awards Entries
The editors of R&D Magazine have announced the opening of the 2015 R&D 100 Awards entry process.
The R&D 100 Awards have a 50-plus-year history of awarding the 100 most technologically significant
products of the year. This year we have made the entry form shorter and simpler from last year’s already
overhauled version. Does your product, process or technology have what it takes?