Sign up FAST! Login

The Higgs Boson Explained

Stashed in: Science!, Best Videos, History of Tech!, America!, Higgs Boson!, The Newsroom

To save this post, select a stash from drop-down menu or type in a new one:

A big announcement is scheduled for midnight of July 4, 2012... allegedly proving the existence of the Higgs boson. Brush up on your particle physics beforehand, and get down with the God Particle tonight!

I enjoyed the cartoon of this.


"Named after Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, whose theoretical work with other scientists predicted the existence of such a particle, the Higgs boson gives mass to all other elementary particles."

Read more.

Sorry to disappoint you, Jason.


On the bright side, the earth continues to go on. :)

By 1993 the cost projection had risen to over $12 billion. With limited financial resources, the U.S. government was forced to choose between funding the International Space Station (ISS) or the super particle collider. Congress approved the ISS and on October 21, 1993, the SSC project was cancelled. When the project was cancelled, 14 miles of tunnels and 17 shafts had already been dug, as well as all surface structures completed. Total spent: $2 billion.

One of the saddest things about America these days... #Idonthatescience

Jared, that reminds me of this 9gag photo of The Newsroom:


The video is worth watching, too.

You May Also Like: