Monday, September 08, 2008

Highlights from the Blogosphere

"You Aren't Famous Until There is a Lego Model of You: Lego Hawking"

Talk Like a Physicist
Really, it's Hawking rendered in Lego. I kid you not.

Gene Expression
Rising above our human foibles.

Swans on Tea
Tom explains why your iPod's LCD screen looks funny when viewed through polarized sunglasses.

Swans on Tea
More from Tom on stress-induced birefringence.

Demonstrating the physics of whirlies.

"Self-Correcting Quantum Computers"
The Quantum Pontiff
His Holiness weighs in with an in-depth look at his chosen field of research, in four-part harmony. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4.

Five possible fates await our universe... none of which involve the LHC.

Bad Astronomy
And here's why (once again) the LHC will not destroy the world.

Cosmic Variance
A guest post about a new History Channel show about the start-up of the LHC: "The Next Big Bang"

Finally, from CERN, an online game in four languages: collide your own particles!

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