So the final results of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search-II (CDMS-II),  have been announced to much anticipation.  There were rumors last week that they had found something big. After confirming that some of the rumors were most certainly false, the interested communities revised their speculations this week and turned out to be correct; CDMS-II have found two events of interest.  Two events is great but not enough for to announce a ‘discovery’ of dark matter. This is the result people should have expected, and indeed did–there may be something interesting but more data is needed and so the experiment will continue with improved detectors.

I’ll let the professionals do the explaining.

Get the summary (PDF) from the CDMS-II team.

Read about it at Symmetry Breaking from SLAC