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What Does The Higgs Boson Sound Like? [Video]

The heavy metal of the god particle<p>Sometimes for fun I'll watch a movie, or if I'm feeling industrious maybe I'll knit a scarf. When you're a physicist at CERN, the things you do for fun are apparently a little more complex. Piotr Traczyk, for example, decided to translate the data from the Higgs …

Physics

This Guy Built a 3D Printer for Under €100

Many believe a 3D printer will be in everyone’s home one day. If you’re okay with building one yourself, you can join the revolution today, and it won’t even cost you that much.<p>Instructables member Gelstronic decided to build a 3D printer for less than €100 (about $136). He had to buy a few parts, …

BehindTheOverlay Chrome Extension Kills Overlay Popups

Have you ever wished you could just get rid of the annoying popup message on a site that is blocking the actual content? BehindTheOverlay is a Chrome extension that does exactly that. You can grab it directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>If you’ve ever been bothered by a website that hides its content …

Valve's SteamOS is ready to download -- only Linux vets are encouraged to apply

Just as promised, Valve has made its first release of SteamOS available for downloads at the same time it ships out prototype Steam Machines to 300 beta testers. Based on the Debian 7.1 flavor of Linux, SteamOS is a platform purpose built for playing PC games on the TV. Cutting out the cruft of …

Zombies roam the animal kingdom — and some of them may be after us

The zombies in "World War Z" are just actors — but in the animal world, zombies are a fact of life. Evolution can come up with some fiendish twists: For example, there are some species that bend other creatures to their will to keep their bizarre life cycles going. Or just to feast on their …

Consciousness; it's a science thing | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

TEDxCERN was a lot of fun. The speakers were amazing, covering cosmology, cancer cures, underwater earthquakes, gender politics, ignoble bras, the …

Roll over Einstein: meet Weinstein | Alok Jha

There are a lot of open questions in modern physics.<p>Most of the universe is missing, for example. The atoms we know about account for less than 5% of …