Ambitious new dark matter-hunting experiment delivers 1st results

A new experiment designed to search the cosmos for its most mysterious “stuff,” dark matter, has delivered its first results. 

While the Broadband Reflector Experiment for Axion Detection (BREAD) developed by the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab hasn’t turned up dark matter particles just yet, the new results place a tighter constraint on the type of characteristics scientists can expect such particles to have. The BREAD experiment itself also served up an exciting new recipe that could be used in the hunt for dark matter — a relatively inexpensive one that doesn’t take up a vast amount of space. 

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