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March 18th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

How a particle accelerator works: Explained with donuts and chocolate bars

Using a fried dough and Kit Kat stop-motion animation, the folks over at Elementsexplain how a synchroton particle accelerator—like the Large Hadron Collider—accelerate particles up to the speed of light…


And who knows, if high school teachers used baked goods as educational aids, maybe more kids would be excited about pursuing a career in science.

[Elements via BoingBoingvia Twitter: Ed Yong]


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