Monday, July 02, 2012

Footprints in the Sand

It seems that scientists at the Cern institute in France have discovered what appears to be the foot print of the Higgs boson, which is that particle that gives mass to electrons, protons, etc. This has been an unknown for, well, for a long while. This discovery doesn't actually chart the higgs boson, but it does reveal the shadow of it.

Rosen compared the results that scientists are preparing to announce Wednesday to finding the fossilized imprint of a dinosaur: "You see the footprints and the shadow of the object, but you don't actually see it."

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shortymonster said...

Whenever I hear about Cern, I'm reminded of a game I played i a few years back that had Cern as the starting point. I ruddy good game, but noteworthy due to the lengths the GM went to.

he shall remain nameless here for obvious reasons, the main one being that he managed to register on the Cern website as an employee and the engineering dept. and would receive internal emails from them. They only stopped when he spent too long not returning his dosimeter to get it checked. That's what I call dedication to the art...

Stephen Chenault said...

LOLOLOL Now that is true dedication!