Can You Spot the Trick? It’s Not What You Think…

December 17, 2008

How observant are you? Take a look at this Color Changing Card Trick. Can you spot the trick? Well, it’s not what you think…

Professor Wiseman has a few other interesting videos at YouTube, as well as a website called Quirkology that deals with these quirks of psychology. It’s worth checking out.

Filed in Entertainment, Humor, Science, Video.


How the CERN Large Hadron Collider Can Improve Your Social Life (Humor)

September 13, 2008

Everyone has their take on the CERN Large Hadron Collider, not least of all, xkcd. Here’s their contribution, and it involves the supercollider’s role in your social and romantic life.

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Who knew that the LHC could become a pick-up line?

Filed in Humor, Science.


CERN Large Hadron Collider Starts Up Today: Is It the Beginning of the End?

September 10, 2008

As previously mentioned, the CERN Large Hadron Collider will start up today, Sep 10. The idea is to understand some of the conditions that were present at the start of the universe.

But not everyone believes the experiment is safe, including a commenter to my earlier post. There are concerns that microscopic black holes may be created that will ultimately lead to the end of the world.

Today’s start of the collider won’t do anything as yet. It will take months before the parts of the experiment that will allegedly cause black holes come to bear. And even then, as it is claimed, the black holes won’t immediately swallow the earth.

Actually I’m not too clear about both sides of the argument, not being a physicist and all. But it sounds both intriguing and potentially alarming.

Filed in Science, News.


Only 2 Days to the Start Up of the CERN Large Hadron Collider

September 8, 2008

It’s only 2 days to the start up of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Sep 10. The collider is the world’s largest particle accelerator, spanning some 27 kilometers under Europe. This is a big event in physics, since it may help us understand the Big Bang a bit better.

Some time ago, a number of people feared that black holes will be created by the collider and will cause the end of the world. The LHC Safety Assessment Group however assured everyone that it was impossible for microscopic black holes to be created by the collider.

Filed in News, Science.