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September 16, 2012
bobbyfinger:

My roommate and I were sitting here watching A League of Their Own, something we often do, and as Stillwell Angel ran up and covered the bus driver’s eyes she told me, “You should make a GIF of that that cuts to the bus from Speed.” 
“OK,” I said.

yes

bobbyfinger:

My roommate and I were sitting here watching A League of Their Own, something we often do, and as Stillwell Angel ran up and covered the bus driver’s eyes she told me, “You should make a GIF of that that cuts to the bus from Speed.” 

“OK,” I said.

yes

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Filed under: physics 
October 1, 2011
sciencecenter:

Tevatron shuttered after 27 years due to lack of funding
Formerly the world’s most powerful particle accelerator (before CERN, of course), the Tevatron at Fermilab in Chicago was responsible for discovering the top quark, among other contributions to particle physics. According to scientists at Tevatron, the group was closing in on the elusive Higgs boson, an undiscovered particle tying the Standard Model of particle physics together. Friday marked the last time the particle beams would be turned on at the facility, due to a decision by the federal government to cease funding the lab. The annual budget of the Tevatron? $35 million.
Just for reference, $35 million would fund the Afghanistan war for 144 minutes.

sciencecenter:

Tevatron shuttered after 27 years due to lack of funding

Formerly the world’s most powerful particle accelerator (before CERN, of course), the Tevatron at Fermilab in Chicago was responsible for discovering the top quark, among other contributions to particle physics. According to scientists at Tevatron, the group was closing in on the elusive Higgs boson, an undiscovered particle tying the Standard Model of particle physics together. Friday marked the last time the particle beams would be turned on at the facility, due to a decision by the federal government to cease funding the lab. The annual budget of the Tevatron? $35 million.

Just for reference, $35 million would fund the Afghanistan war for 144 minutes.

August 15, 2011

boston:

Check out this amazing video of pendulums set up to create “simple harmonic and non-harmonic motion.” It’s from the Harvard Natural Science Demonstrations website, which features dozens of great videos about physics and math.