Particle accelerator discovered in Earth’s Radiation Belts

Scientists have discovered a massive particle accelerator in the heart of one of the harshest regions of near-Earth space, a region of super-energetic, charged particles surrounding the globe called the Van Allen radiation belts.

This particle accelerator fits on a tabletop

Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin have built a tabletop particle accelerator that can generate energies and speeds previously reached only by major facilities that are hundreds of meters long and cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build.

New type of particle accelerator fired up for first time

A new type of particle accelerator designed as a proof of concept has reached a major milestone, successfully delivering a speed of 18 MeV.

Team says it can make matter and antimatter out of nothing

In the beginning was the equation - and University of Michigan researchers say they've demonstrated mathematically that it's possible to make something out of nothing.

Huge natural particle accelerators observed during storms

Giant natural particle accelerators are forming 40 km above the surface of the Earth during thunderstorms, according to a lightning researcher at the University of Bath.