Saturday, December 4, 2010

CERN Microcosm on-line

The scientists and engineers at CERN—the European Organization for Nuclear Research—do some fascinating things with particle accelerators - big, high-energy machines designed to smash tiny particles together to try and discover new, even tinier particles. Why do they do it? All for the love of SCIENCE!!!

CERN also has an exhibit called Microcosm open to the public to help teach about the very tiny particles that the organization works with. Can't afford tickets to Geneva, Switzerland? Never fear! CERN highlights their Microcosm exhibit online, including some fun in-browser games that allow you to run your own particle accelerator, and collect the subatomic particles you need to make a carbon atom! (Games require Flash to play)

More games can be found here, but why not take a look at the rest of the online Microcosm exhibit as well?

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