Higgs Boson for the rest of us. Part 1

ATLAS Experiment (c) 2012 CERN i   In 1970, Particle Physicists developed the Standard Model to describe how the twelve basic building blocks; called fundamental particles, interact with three of the four fundamental forces. Since then the Standard Model has successfully predicted and explained numerous experimental results. However, there has been a gaping hole in
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Faster than the speed of…wait…what?

Einsteins Reprieve       The leading theories disclaiming the OPERA team’s faster than light neutrinos. In the past few weeks the Physics community has been in an uproar over the announcement that the Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus (OPERA) team had discovered that Neutrinos could travel faster than the speed of light. A plethora
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What can electronic brains dream about?

It only seems fitting that IBM (in conjunction with 5 other major universities and DARPA), the company that brought us Jeopardy champ, artificial intelligence computer, Watson, would be who brings us something straight out of science fiction novels. The NeuroSynaptic Chip The first of its kind to process in the same fashion as the brain
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