Sara Reardon

Sara Reardon

Biomedical reporter at Nature

I'm a journalist covering biomedical news and policy for Nature magazine. Previously at Science and New Scientist.

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A camera's odyssey | symmetry magazine

Components of a fragile, multi-ton, one-of-a-kind camera have begun making the trek from the windswept Illinois prairie to the barren mountaintop of Cerro Tololo in the Chilean Andes.

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The next generation of accelerator | symmetry magazine

Fermilab’s iconic Cockcroft-Waltons are on their last mission. In 2012, the elephantine generators will join the cyclotron magnet in the annals of accelerator history. This will make room for a top-of-the-line system only a few yards in length.

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The physics of Scotch tape | symmetry magazine

Scotch tape won’t fix a broken bone, but it might be able to tell you that the bone is broken. Physicist Tim Koeth is working to figure out how this humble office supply creates X-rays as it unrolls and what you could do with them.

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Way of the metallurgist | symmetry magazine

For the Japanese samurai, the long-bladed katana sword embodied honor and the prestige of their warrior class. For Jon Kellar, metallurgical engineering professor at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, it embodies a perfect design project for his students.

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Eminently noble | symmetry magazine

When it comes to detecting neutrinos or particles of dark matter, four noble elements--helium, neon, argon, and xenon--stand out for their standoffishness.

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Hogan's holometer: Testing the hypothesis of a holographic universe

In 2008, Fermilab particle astrophysicist Craig Hogan made waves with a mind-boggling proposition: The 3D universe in which we appear to live is no more than a hologram. Now he is building the most precise clock of all time to directly measure whether our reality is an illusion.

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October 2010 | symmetry magazine

on the cover Physics, architecture and nature intersect at the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland, created by noted architect and designer Charles Jencks (see Gallery). As our cover shows, it’s also a place where creative people from physics and the arts intersect. From left: Rolf Heuer, director general of the European particle physics laboratory, CERN; Peter Higgs, theoretical physicist and co-inventor of the Higgs boson; and Charles Jencks.  masthead Editor-in-Chief David Harris Deputy Editor Glennda Chui

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Photographer crosses globe to capture art of high-energy physics ...

From ATLAS to Antarctica, photographer Stanley Greenberg has travelled the world in a high-energy treasure hunt for the shapes of physics. In a book of photographs to be published next year, Greenberg will show the results of his five-year photography tour of detectors and accelerators across the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Japan and Antarctica.