Tag Archives: physics

How To Make A Particle Accelerator in Your Own Home or Office

It’s a curious thing, physics. It’s everywhere around us, yet without an education of its every function and reaction, most of us don’t see it, or at least acknowledge it. We know it’s there, but we’re immune to its actual nature. For instance, something as simple as peeling a piece of Scotch tape off of the roll. Most people would ...

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Stuff You Probably Didn’t Know About Outer Space (Infographic)

Gearfuse has some of the smartest readers on the face of the planet. Andrew’s Fake Facts Weekly recently came out with a study that placed Gearfuse at the top of the list for the number of physicists per 1000 readers. You have to admit, that’s a pretty impressive piece of made-up trivia. The infographic after the jump is chock full ...

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CERN Choir Sings “The Particle Physics Song” in the CERN Control Center

Did you know that CERN had its very own choir? It’s true. With foxy bespectacled sopranos and handsome pocket protector donning tenors, this nerdy troupe of physicists / choir singers performs their homegrown “The Particle Physics Song” which celebrates English physicist Peter Higgs and CERN’s quest to discover the existence of the Higgs boson. Fun fact: the Higgs boson is ...

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