Breakthroughs

Scientists Trap Antimatter

This sounds like a recipe for a disaster-movie emergency: For the first time, scientists have trapped antimatter—a breakthrough that will help them learn about the origins of the universe. It is believed that after the Big Bang, matter and antimatter were created in equal measure; however, antimatter has disappeared from the universe. American scientist Jeffrey Hangst and a team of international researchers captured 38 anti-hydrogen atoms for one tenth of a second.