#FiveSentenceFiction: Waiting

In memory of Arthur C. Clarke (The Sentinel) When they saw you, they knew, as if eons of time had collapsed into this instant: the smooth surface, the faint light absorbed, the silence. Space was unforgiving, and you had waited such a long time, in the absolute solitude of the desolated moon. But now you … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Waiting

In awe, it makes me think of what Arthur C Clarke once said about advanced science and magic…


Ian Hinchliffe, a theoretical physicist who heads Berkeley Lab’s sizable contingent with the ATLAS experiment at CERN, answers many of your questions about the Higgs boson. Ian invited viewers to send in questions about the Higgs via email, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube in an “Ask a Scientist” video posted July 3: http://youtu.be/xhuA3wCg06s
CERN’s July 4 announcement that the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider have discovered a particle “consistent with the Higgs boson” has raised questions about what scientists have found and what still remains to be found — and what it all means.


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