Tag: physics

Weekend Links – Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Why Does Every Soccer Player Do This? – We’ve seen it a hundred times in the World Cup: A player misses a shot and his hands immediately go to the top of his head. Why? Psychology has ...

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Working to Improve the Accuracy of Proton Beam Treatments

Proton beam treatment works by bombarding the tumor with a stream of high-speed protons that kill the tumor cells. The treatment is designed to target only the affected area, thus reducing collateral damage to the tissue surrounding the tumor. The tricky part is making sure that the protons hit their mark. The protons are only effective when they hit ...