Posts Tagged ‘science

10
Sep
08

we’ve had a good run, baby.


I mean, 4.6 billion years ain’t too bad, right?

Well, don’t let the messengers of doom get to you just yet — I mean, (and I’m talking about the Large Hadron Collider here) skilled scientists who’ve done more than twice their homework are gonna be flipping the switch on — how many PhDs do these doom theorists have?  (Bonus question, when was the last time you’ve heard of scientists receiving death threats?  Preposterous!)

We might’ve just been exposed to too much sci-fi.  Everyone says there’s a (slight) possibility that crashing ’em hadrons might create a blackhole — and even then, it won’t be the big, world-devouring movie-types we’ve all come to know and fear.  (Then again, I don’t have that PhD.)

Either way, we’re at a crossroads; there’s a 100% potential discovery of a fraction of what the god particle’s all about, or the destruction of the world.  (Personally, I prefer the strange matter.)

If you’d like to know how a Large Hadron Collider might possibly devour us all works, check out the HowStuffWorks page, or listen to this rap:

On the upside, if it all ends … no 2008 elections!

xkcd comic here.

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21
May
08

media bites.

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“‘Twas CBS that finally slayed the beast.”

CBS Cancelled Moonlight! Blergh. Continue reading ‘media bites.’

07
Nov
07

fun with tesla coils!

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Check it — twin tesla coils playing the Super Mario theme!

The cool part is, there aren’t any speakers involved — the coils produce the sound via a midi played through a laptop.  (Yep, I can’t explain it.)  And wow!  Now we know that if tesla coils could talk, they’d have electric fart voices.  🙂

If you can’t view the youtube video, check out this link.

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If you ever played Red Alert 2, this would be a familiar scene:

teslaredalert2full1000.jpg

 

 

And, the cool thing is — there’s no photoshop involved!  More explanation in the official page.  (Plus, if you check out other parts of the site, there’re a lot of neat experiments!)

(Thanks to Mikko for the great finds!)




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