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The Nobel Prize for Physics goes to

| 8. Oktober 2013

The discoveres of the Higgs boson! Peter Higgs, from the UK, and Francois Englert from Belgium, share this year’s the prize. In the 1960s they were among the group of physicists who proposed a mechanism to explain why the most basic subatomic particles of the Universe have mass. The particle responsible for the mechanism, the […]

Minutes at the Edge #5: Zombies don’t eat Boltzmann Brains

| 7. September 2013

Today’s episode of Minutes at the Edge is all about two bizarre subjects: A virus induced zombie apocalypse and the unlikeliness of even the most long-lived zombie ever being able to devour a Boltzmann Brain. What in the name of R’lyeh it is I am talking about? Well, find out yourselves:     For further […]

New Year Honours List of 2013 – Nerd and Geek Win!

| 29. Dezember 2012

The 2013 New Year Honour List of Queen Elisabeth II is a great one for nerds and geeks everywhere! Among the laureates are: Professor Higgs, who predicted the boson which bears his name  is now a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour and (and this is even more splendid): Ian Livingstone, yes, Ian “Fighting […]

The Non-Euclidean Æthercast: Science is Great!

| 7. Juli 2012

This is a very special episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast, since it does not involve Steampunk at all but is all about how great science is. One happy rant! And here are some links to what I said in the podcast: Engineering and Evolution The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe Skeptoid

Higgs Discovery cost Stephen Hawking $100

| 5. Juli 2012

Oh dear! The Higgs boson has not even been confirmed 100% since it is only “highly likely” right now, and already the bad news are coming in! Stephan Hawking has lost 100$ in a bet on the Higgs boson. The bet was done with the best intentions, mind you, as Professor Hawking explains: What a […]

Houston, we have a boson! A historic moment in Physics!

| 4. Juli 2012

Daily Steampunk joins scientists and science enthusiast around the world to congratulate CERN, the people at the LHC and everybody else involved in the hunt of the Higgs boson on finding a new boson that matches the predicted attributes of the Higgs boson. To quote Peter Higgs: …really the most incredible thing that has happened […]