Act Now: All You Need to Know About Facebook’s New Timeline

Facebook’s much talked-about Timeline feature is now starting to arrive worldwide. Here’s what you need to know: Timeline hasn’t anything to do with the news feeds you see when you log in, but rather it replaces your personal profile that is available for others to see. The aim is to produce a complete life history, […] Horror Stories from the Back Alley of IT [New GAS Site]

Hey everyone! Just a quick post to let you all know about this awesome new site we just launched: FailDesk is a humor site dedicated to all the IT professionals out there who work so tirelessly and diligently to make sure “the system stays up.” Sometimes the constant hours and little-to-no gratification can get […]

The CERN Announcement, In Brief [Science!]

ATLAS Collision Events All of the following images represent the same event. In some theories, microscopic black holes may be produced in particle collisions that occur when very-high-energy cosmic rays hit particles in our atmosphere. These microscopic-black-holes would decay into ordinary particles in a tiny fraction of a second and would be very difficult to observe in our atmosphere. The ATLAS Experiment offers the exciting possibility to study them in the lab (if they exist). The simulated collision event shown is viewed along the beampipe. The event is one in which a microscopic-black-hole was produced in the collision of two protons (not shown). The microscopic-black-hole decayed immediately into many particles. The colors of the tracks show different types of particles emerging from the collision (at the center).

Today, a much-awaited live press conference from CERN announced a glimpse of the elusive Higgs boson. The two teams working on isolating the so-called God Particle have isolated the mass region to a narrow location about 15 GeV wide, somewhere between 116-130 GeV in the ATLAS sector’s experiments and between 115 and 127 GeV in […]

A Geek Girl’s Guide to Holiday Shopping

by Meredith Placko While millions of Americans fought tooth, nail, and pepper spray to get their hands on some mighty deals, this geek girl somehow managed to avoid the annual contact sport known as Black Friday. While sitting in my office, pouring over YouTube videos of people at their very best in Holiday cheer (and […]