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OPINION: Dark matter search goes on

November 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Thomas Edison, inventor of the incandescent light bulb, famously replied to a question about whether he was a failure because he had failed to find the right combination of materials for a light bulb after 9,000 attempts: “Why would I feel like a f…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Search for dark matter at Homestake comes up empty so far

October 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw and Seth Borenstein

LEAD (AP) — Nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine, one of the most important quests in physics has so far come up empty in the search for the elusive substance known as dark matter, scientists ann…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

First dark matter experiment results to be announced

October 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

LEAD (AP) — Scientists are announcing the first results of an experiment that is searching for dark matter in a lab nearly a mile underground at the former Homestake gold mine in South Dakota’s Black Hills.

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1st dark matter experiment results to be announced

October 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

LEAD (AP) — Scientists are announcing the first results of an experiment that is searching for dark matter in a lab nearly a mile underground at the former Homestake gold mine in South Dakota’s Black Hills.

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A taxpayer’s guide to the galaxy

April 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Researchers trying to parlay South Dakota’s $44 million mine bet into scientific gold.
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Scientists ready dark matter search at Homestake lab

February 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic

LEAD (AP) Scientists hoping to detect dark matter deep in a former South Dakota gold mine are hoping to flip the switch on their experiment next month.
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Dark-matter detector has new home in South Dakota

July 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LEAD (AP) After a painstakingly slow two-day move from the earth’s surface, the world’s most sensitive dark-matter detector has a new home nearly a mile underground in a shuttered South Dakota gold mine.
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South Dakota gold town becomes scientific hub

May 30, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

LEAD, S.D. (AP) Nestled nearly 5,000 feet beneath the earth in the gold boom town of Lead, S.D., is a laboratory that could help scientists answer some pretty heavy questions about life, its origins and the universe. Continue Reading

New lab turns Homestake gold town into scientific hub

May 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Wednesday, when part of the closed Homestake Gold Mine officially becomes an underground campus, Lead’s name will be known in scientific circles as the place where the elusive stuff called dark matter might finally be detected. Continue Reading

Dark matter lab moves underground in South Dakota

March 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LEAD (AP) Scientists will begin the process to move the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world into the Davis Cavern of the Sanford Lab later this month. Continue Reading