Carbon Based: Don't Shake Hands With an... →
You are hovering some planet in a galaxy far far away, uncertain whether it is made of matter or antimatter and hence whether or not it will be safe to land. The planet is inhabited by friendly aliens with whom you have made radio contact. They are very intelligent and understand you, and being…
Reblog if particle physics gives you a hadron.
Always wanted a virtual atom smasher? →
Test4Theory@Home allows users to participate in running simulations of high-energy particle physics using their home computers. The results are submitted to a central database which is used as a common resource by both experimental and theoretical scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Hopefully, these explanations can help give an idea of why the computing resources made...
Gravity. It's the law.: lycanized: A web designer... →
lycanized: A web designer from New York has revealed a home-made nuclear reactor which he’s constructed himself in a Brooklyn warehouse. Mark Suppes is said to be the 38th independent physicist in the world to achieve nuclear fusion from a self-built reactor. The 32-year-old…
How to unlock and start a car - with a text... →
Thought your shiny new car looked pretty impregnable? Think again. Two researchers have shown that they can unlock a car - and even start the engine - using a simple text message. Don Bailey and Matthew Solnik, researchers at iSEC Partners presented their work at the Black Hat 2011 security conference in Las Vegas, explaining how they can use an Android phone to carry out a technique...
Interactive scale of the Universe →
This should put you in your place!
Herschel measurements of molecular oxygen in Orion →
One of astronomy’s longest-running “missing persons” investigations has concluded: astronomers have found molecular oxygen in space. The Herschel space telescope spotted the molecules in a star-forming region in the constellation of Orion.