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The Big Questions

Particle accelerators are trying to answer some of the big questions. Here CMS, one of the detectors at the LHC, tries to explain how data they captures will help find the answers.

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And the mountains shrugged...

An interesting piece telling how infrasound detectors were able to sense the movement of mountains caused by an earthquake.

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Bubble Chambers

A simple page giving short but clear details on bubble chamber particle detectors.

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7-Foot Bubble Chamber

Description of the first particle detector of its type at Brookhaven in which the chamber through which the particles passed was surrounded by a superconducting magnet.

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Radar, Police

RADAR speed detectors bounce microwave radiation off of moving vehicles and detect the reflected waves.

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Hand battery

How to make a battery with just your hands and two different pieces of metal

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Haze-SPAN

These pages detail how to construct an electronic detector that can be pointed at the sun to quantify the amount of haze. A spreadsheet is also supplied to analyse the data.

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CCMR - Ask a Scientist

Scientists from Cornell University answer questions on everything from why you can't put metal in a microwave to why gravity is called gravity.

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IceCube: A Giant Frozen Neutrino Catcher

This article explains how the IceCube detector will look for cosmic neutrinos from small flashes of light under thousands of metres of ice.

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Dance of Chance

How patterns and fractals appear in many areas of the natural world, from originally random processes including metal depostions, termites and bacteria. An attractive non-technical introduction to ...

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