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14 August 2011

My iMac Found The Higgs Bosun! (Well it might)

The folks at the Large Hadron Collider have put together a project that uses idle home computers, to simulate particle collisions, in an effort to learn more about the fundamental particles the make up our world. The initial request for volunteers was overwhelming and saturated their servers, but they will be adding more as soon as they can work it out. If you’re interested go here . This isnt’ the …

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Starry Starry Phytoplankton

Landsat 7 took this image of phytoplankton around Gotland Island (Sweden) in the Baltic Sea. If this doesn’t remind you of Vincent Van Gogh’s painting then you have zero imagination. Just as an aside, it’s not pronounced “van go” but more closely to van gogk. After selling only one painting during his life (and killing himself in a fit of depression), the least we can do is attempt to pronounce …

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