How is that sun shining on droplets of water is capable of producing rainbows in all their glory and variety? A chance sighting of an uncommon rainbow, a poor attempt at describing it, a quick google search to discover the depths of my ignorance and I’m off on a tangent to find out more about these bows of light and water that I’d been taking for granted.
The Higgs boson has been the talk of the town in recent days, with two experiments, ATLAS and CMS, at the Large Hadron Collider by CERN reporting their discoveries of a new particle. But what is the Higgs and what’s so special about it?
I don’t know about you, but to me physics is something that I normally think of as ‘way out there’ when it comes to the sciences. Words like, quarks, Higgs-Boson particles, antimatter and fermion don’t really have much meaning to me, so let’s look at something a bit lighter: movement – mechanics.
3D Movies are the rage! Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, they’re all like, extra dimensiony. See, Physics can be Phun