Thursday, February 9, 2012

A History of the TV, and other things.

Like many people who are alive, I enjoy watching TV. Far from being the sole source of entertainment at the dinner table, the television has arguably become one of the most important information and communication devices ever invented. Even more revolutionary, recent technological developments in monitor systems have made it possible to see displays in larger-than-life HD, or 3D; touch screens allow you to interact with a virtual environment; some screens are thinner than your pocket book of particle physics.

Which is probably on your Kindle now, anyway.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Let me start this post by stating the obvious: lasers are awesome. However, this is not entirely due to the pioneering work of Dr. Evil.

Though one has to recognize his work.
Other than their use in popular fiction, lasers have a startling amount of applications in the real world, too, from running your CD player, to creating microchips, to wreaking havoc and destruction, to malfunctioning during PowerPoint presentations.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Higgs Boson 2: Boson Harder

And another one. From the horse's mouth, so to speak. 

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the physicists at CERN... still haven't found the Higgs boson. But they're damn close. 

Here's what the announcement was about. Being a project of gigantic proportions, the Large Hadron Collider has many, many teams of scientists working on each project. Finding the Higgs boson is only one of the many things being researched, though certainly one of the most important. 

Like antimatter studies. Antimatter is awesome