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Science News

This month is fascinating as we have seen a number of major break through that will change our life in the foreseeable future. Here is the top 3 pick.

1) Higgs boson-like particle discovery claimed at LHC

 - Knowing mass of all matter is given by Higgs particle/field

2) NIF 'tantalizingly close' to ignition breakthrough 

 - Scientists in National Ignition Facility (NIF) is getting very close (next 6 to 19 months) in solving a long-standing physics challenge since the 1950s. To ignite nuclear fusion (by creating a sun on earth using sea water as fuel) in getting back more energy than it has given.

3) Graphene transistors in high-performance demonstration 

- What can you do with one-atom-thick sheets of carbon?