Like this is gonna fool the undead.
Well, this is upsetting. If you want your pet to be the dog park outcast, you can find one of these costumes on Amazon.Read More
In his foreword for the new book Starmus: 5 Years of Man in Space, Stephen Hawking warns that the Higgs boson particle (also called the "God" particle, because monotheism) discovered by CERN scientists in 2012 and thought to give matter its mass, could destroy the Universe and "we wouldn't see it coming."Read More
Researchers at two different particle accelerators have discovered what looks like evidence of the existence of particles composed of four quarks. Don't know what that means? Don't worry, the scientists involved aren't quite sure what to think yet, either. They don't even know if the results are truly new particles of just misleading blips in mountains of data. One thing is for sure, though -- if you thought we were done talking about particle physics once we found the Higgs boson, guess again.Read More
It should come as no surprise to regular Geekosystem readers that we're big fans of cartoons over here. We're also mad into things like particle accelerators. So when we come across something like this recent TEDEducation explanation of how particle accelerators -- or atom smashers, as they're more awesomely known -- work using the medium of cartoons, it's a match made in heaven for us. We're pretty sure you'll dig it, too.Read More
There are plenty of ways to create art. You can draw, you can paint, you can write, or you can rent time at a particle accelerator and fire supercharged electrons into acrylic slabs and then hit the slabs with a hammer so the electrons scald fractal patterns into the slab as they escape. I lean towards writing, but man, that particle accelerator thing sounds cool too. That particular medium is Todd Johnson's chosen specialty and he calls the results by the awesome name of Shockfossils.Read More
Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new kind of nano-glass memory storage that stores data in glass lenses that can read with light. It works a little something like this: Lasers can be used to etch nano-voxels (volumetric or 3D pixels) onto the glass storage disk. This etching alters the way light beams through the lens and the resulting light patterns can be read much in the same way optical fibers are. One of the main innovations here is scale. When you think of pixels on your screen, they're tiny, but you can still see them if you look closely enough, even if you have to zoom in a little bit. These laser-engraved voxels, on the other hand, are molecular in size. The plains at which the voxels are embedded can be measured in tens of nanometers, or in layman's terms, crazy thin plains. Naturally, this makes for ultra-compact data storage.Read More