The Most Spectacular Failed Scientific Experiments

While the Large Hadron Collider is shut down for repairs » 9/22/08 1:20pm 9/22/08 1:20pm, you might be feeling pessimistic about grand scientific experiments. But that's the cool thing about science - even when everything goes horribly wrong, we still learn something. Sometimes, what we learn from failure is more important than what we'd have gained…

Monkeybone Hatred Reigns in "Meet the Creators" Panel for "Journey to the Center of the Earth"

At the panel about Journey to the Center of the Earth, Brendan Fraser was on hand, along with producer Charlotte Huggins, "3D expert" Ed Marsh. Brendan Fraser spent most of the time extolling the virtues of James Cameron's new Fusion camera system, which they used to make this. Despite being sick, Fraser spent a lot… » 2/23/08 11:00am 2/23/08 11:00am

Magnetic Fusion in the Spherical Torus Experiment

Right now, you are looking into a space where plasmas are crushed into a torus shape, subjected to a magnetic field, and then heated and pressurized until their nuclei fuse. It's called the National Spherical Torus Experiment. This glowing, sideways view of the chamber where plasmas undergo magnetic fusion was taken… » 1/08/08 10:40am 1/08/08 10:40am