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Large Hadron Collidor Researchers Hope To Touch Another Dimension

Atom smashing scientists could create mini-black holes to test whether gravity flows between dimensions

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Ordinarily I’m all for the sort of creative scientific research that moves us a little further from “stark reality” and closer to “Tony Stark reality.” That said, even I can’t help but wonder whether smashing atoms so hard they might punch through to another dimension altogether is such a great idea.

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Who Runs the World? Three Girls Sweep Google's Science Fair

Three young American women, Lauren Hodge, Naomi Shah and Shree Bose won Google's global science competition.


It turns out that when Beyoncé sings that girls run the world, she might be right. They're at least running the Google Science Fair world. On Tuesday three young American women, Lauren Hodge, Naomi Shah, and Shree Bose, smashed the stereotype that only boys are good at science and became the winners of Google's inaugural science competition.

The Google "judges said the unifying elements of all three young women were their intellectual curiosity, their tenaciousness and their ambition to use science to find solutions to big problems." They beat out "over 7,500 entries from more than 10,000 young scientists in over 90 countries around the world," and their projects are undeniably impressive.

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GOOD Design Daily: Portrait of a Particle Accelerator

Artist Josef Kristofoletti painted a life-sized mural of the seven-ton particle accelerator at the Large Hadron Collider.

How exactly do you capture the seven-ton glory of the largest particle accelerator ever created? Josef Kristofoletti is the lucky artist who was picked to paint a large scale mural of ATLAS, one of six collider experiments at the Large Hadron Collider found at CERN, the European Organization of Nuclear Research. And he did it on the exterior of the building where the accelerator is actually housed.

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