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Large Hadron Collider

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Destruction Takes Center Stage in New Pacific Rim Poster

Pacific Rim‘s official Facebook page describes the Jaeger Coyote Tango as a “Giant Japanese Techno-Tyrant.” Mmm, mecha-y. (SuperHeroHype)

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The Full-Length Zombie Movie Made By Physics Students At CERN

Last month we showed you a trailer for Decay, a film being made by Luke Thompson and Clara Nellist, both Ph.D. students in physics. They filmed it at CERN, which you may know is home to the Large Hadron Collider, and it the plot involves the Higgs Boson particle turning people into zombies. If that doesn’t sell you, I don’t know what will. You can find out more information at DecayFilm.com but now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the feature.

(via io9)

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Physics Students Made a Zombie Movie In the Home of the Large Hadron Collider [VIDEO]

There are a lot of zombie movies out there. But Decay is the only one filmed in CERN, a.k.a. the home of the Large Hadron Collider. The film is the brainchild (mmmm… brains) of Luke Thompson and Clara Nellist, both Ph.D. students in physics, who despite having no filmmaking experience decided that, dammit, they were going to make a film about exposure to the Higgs Boson particle turning people into zombies. (If that sounds critical, it’s unintentional—jumping in and just doing it is a time-honored method for indie film.)

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Finding a Higgs-Boson-Consistent Particle Is So Cool We Don’t Know How to Express It: Here’s a Sonnet

But this is just noted sharpie-wielding math and science expert Vihart‘s take on CERN’s announcement that they’ve found, to within 99.9999% sureity, a new type of boson. And that that new particle, so far as we can tell (pending more research), conforms to the theoretical qualities of a Higgs boson. You might also be interested in knowing a bit more about what a Higgs boson is, and why it’s important. For that, we can go to Jorge Cham‘s, of PHD Comics, cartoon rendering of a scientist’s explanation:

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Things We Saw Today: Maggie Greene Wields A Mean Machete

This action moment brought to you by some new pics from the Prison of the third season of The Walking Dead. (The Daily Blam)

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Things We Saw Today: Probably the Most Epic Photo of Justin Bieber Getting Covered in Slime Ever

The NIckelodeon Kids Choice Awards were last night. Digital Spy also has Taylor Lautner getting slimed, if that interests you.

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Here Is a Large Hadron Collider Quilt to Keep Your Accelerating Particles Warm and Cozy

Art teacher Kate Findlay has a unique, mild obsession with the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator. And a couple of years ago, she took a sabbatical from her teaching job at a private elementary school to turn her passion into something downright beautiful and cozy — quilts! Come inside! You should totally see them!

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