When it comes to particle science, it’s not all about huge winding tunnels and god particles. Super/collider, a group that aims to promote science through eye-catching creative methods, teamed up with designer Patrick Stevenson-Keating to craft this relatively simple — but working– particle accelerator for Milan Design week. The setup involves several hand-blown bulbs, with a vacuum inside them allowing electrons to rocket from side to side, lit in a purple haze thanks to a phosphorous screen at one end. The whole thing is fashioned from the relatively commonplace gear you see above, although a how-to guide still remains unfortunately non-existent.
Handmade particle accelerator unveiled at Milan Design Week, Higgs-Boson a no-show originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.