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It’s a few days since scientist have (almost) confirmed the existence of Higgs particle. Since I had a little trouble finding what exactly it means, I decided to share my understanding of this particle with you. In the standard model of physics (science class, remember?), the matter (book, you, etc.) is made up of atoms. For many, it stops here, but if you dig in more, you’ll find out that the atom itself is made by other sub-atomic particles. 3 of the elementary particles are electrons, up quarks and down quarks. Now, these things don’t have mass, meaning if there was only these things, our universe wouldn’t have mass. Yet, objects (books, you, I, etc.) have mass. Now, here comes the Higgs particle. In this theory – which is proposed by Peter Higgs in 1960s – there is a Higgs energy field...

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In the latest news, it appears that MIT scientist, have found a way to create 3D images without the need to 3D glasses. This technology is similar to the one used in Nintendo 3DS portable game console but it’s better. The 3D images in 3DS disappear if you tilt the screen a little bit but in this technology two layers of LCD screen are used and it has wider angel range. Take a look at this video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_efgTyXQ4CE&w=448&h=252&hd=1]

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Could Osama bin Laden have been found faster if the CIA had followed the advice of ecosystem geographers from the University of California, Los Angeles? Apparently yes! With the help of application of Biogeographic theories and satellite imagery scientist have found so many interesting characteristics of the house that Bin-Laden would’ve liked to live in! For instance, he was a tall person so he would’ve like to live in a tall building. For more info please read these articles here, and here.