Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's Online

The Large Hadron Collider is Online.

We're Doomed.

Monday, March 22, 2010

I Choose Invisibility (Again!)

Back in 2008 we posted a story about scientists making tiny 3 dimension objects disappear. Now they apparently they have made another step towards true invisibility for (slightly) larger objects.

"The "cloak", described in the journal Science, hid an object from detection using light of wavelengths close to those that are visible to humans.

Previous devices have been able to hide objects from light travelling in only one direction; viewed from any other angle, the object would remain visible.

This is a very early but significant step towards true invisibility cloaks."(bbc)

I so can't wait for this to work for an object the size of... well... me!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dark Matter Soon?

"The world's largest atom smasher could generate its first scientific breakthrough later this year when operators hope to make discoveries into the elusive nature of dark matter, the director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research said Monday." (ap, via wapo)

How much money has this thing cost? (9 Billion US$) How long has it be under construction? (15 years) And it's about to make it's first scientific breakthrough? And it's going to kill us? (yes) What a waste!

[image via here]