The Father of Parallel Worlds, Commemorated by Indie Rock

Hugh Everett is the father of the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, the first physicist to propose that we exist in a potentially infinite series of parallel dimensions. He's also the father of Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett, who was just 18 when his father died. Tonight, PBS airs “Parallel Worlds,… » 10/21/08 12:15pm 10/21/08 12:15pm

A Supermagnetic Tunnel Full of Subatomic Action

Last year, before the gigantic hadron supercollider at CERN research facility was installed underground, a photographer captured this picture of a 1,950 metric ton tunnel containing giant magnets that will be placed in a tunnel and kept at near-zero temperatures. These mega-magnets are the biggest in the world, and… » 1/28/08 7:00am 1/28/08 7:00am