What can we do with the Higgs Boson?

You’d have had to be living in a complete media blackout to have missed the news over the past couple of days; science was for once headline news. Scientists at CERN, the European atom smashing lab, announced that they had definitely, probably, found the elusive Higgs Boson. Like most people, if you’re honest, you’re probably wondering exactly what a Higgs Boson is and what does its discovery mean to you.
   Wired has put together an excellent article titled, “What can we do with the Higgs Boson?” that includes pointers to a variety of other articles about this strangely named sub-atomic particle – or is it a field?

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2012/07/what-can-we-do-with-higgs-boson.html


About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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