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Watch Large Hadron Collider Collisions with an Android App
Network World ^ | 10 October 2011 | Rikki Kite

Posted on 10/12/2011 5:46:18 AM PDT by ShadowAce

If you have a phone or tablet that runs Google Android, you should check out the new LHSee app, released by the University of Oxford and available in the Android Market. Funded by the Science & Technology Facilities Council, the LHSee app delivers data from the ATLAS experiment at CERN directly to your handheld device. LHSee, released last week and currently in version 1.0, requires Android 2.2 and up and will need full Internet access. The new app is already a hit — it has a 4.5 star rating and 123 reviews in the Android Market.

ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. According to the ATLAS Experiment website:

"ATLAS will learn about the basic forces that have shaped our Universe since the beginning of time and that will determine its fate. Among the possible unknowns are the origin of mass, extra dimensions of space, unification of fundamental forces, and evidence for dark matter candidates in the Universe."

Who wouldn't want that on a smartphone?

The app downloaded quickly to my HTC Incredible, and nine buttons on the first screen display the app options: Explore the LHC, What is ATLAS?, ATLAS in 3D, Hunt the Higgs Boson, Stream 2-D Events, Stream 3-D Events, Web links, Credits, and Feedback. The first button, Explore the LHC, provides a text overview of the 27km-long accelerator and a Choose Video button. You can watch videos of colliding protons, the ATLAS detector assembly, or the origin of mass.

The next option, What is ATLAS, shows animations of what each part of the ATLAS detector is doing. Animations sections are Tracking, Calorimetry, Missing momentum, and Muons. This section will keep you interested as you explore the animations and their explanations, so your pigs might get a break from your Angry Birds for a while.

Next, check out a detailed view of ATLAS in 3D. You can manipulate the views, increase size, and so on. Click your phone's Menu button to hide endcaps, cut detectors in half, show a test event, and more.

In the Hunt the Higgs Boson section, select different events and try to answer the question, “Which event is this?” Muon, anti-muon, neutrino, positron? If these terms make perfect sense to you, this section might be a breeze. Otherwise, plan on learning something.

The coolest options are probably the stream 2-D and 3-D event buttons. If the detector is currently taking data, events collected in real time at the ATLAS detector are streamed live to your phone. How cool is that?

If the Android app leaves you hungry for more, visit the developer's website. There you'll find a link to the Particle Adventure, a Department of Energy and National Science Foundation-supported site that explains the fundaments of matter and force. Other links go to the Subatomic Venture page on the CERN site; the ATLAS page, which shows live events, photos, researcher blogs, and news; and ATLAS videos and games.

If there's another science app as cool as the LHSee, leave a comment and let us know about it. Until then, I'll be trying to figure out the answer to Which event is this?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Science
KEYWORDS: android; lhc; stringtheory

1 posted on 10/12/2011 5:46:22 AM PDT by ShadowAce
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2 posted on 10/12/2011 5:47:11 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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3 posted on 10/12/2011 5:48:00 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Large Hadron Rap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM


4 posted on 10/12/2011 6:04:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ShadowAce

Might need to get an Android - is this cool or what?


5 posted on 10/12/2011 6:32:07 AM PDT by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: ShadowAce

Hold muh beer and watch this ...

http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html


6 posted on 10/12/2011 6:35:53 AM PDT by shove_it (Just undo it!)
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To: BenLurkin

THAT’S too much!!


7 posted on 10/12/2011 6:36:13 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Socialism means slavery." Lord Acton)
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To: shove_it

That was pretty awesome.


8 posted on 10/12/2011 6:37:58 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

I’ll just wait for the mushroom cloud.


9 posted on 10/12/2011 6:39:17 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: ShadowAce

ping


10 posted on 10/12/2011 7:18:30 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: ShadowAce; Constitution Day
Downloading now. It's free!

(why is the comment following the Tech Ping always deleted by the AdMod?)

11 posted on 10/12/2011 8:01:40 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: shove_it; ShadowAce; SunkenCiv

That was a funny video about a black hole eating up the lab.

If you are interested in the safety of the LHC you may check this report http://lsag.web.cern.ch/lsag/LSAG-Report.pdf


12 posted on 10/12/2011 8:10:42 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: martin_fierro; Admin Moderator
(why is the comment following the Tech Ping always deleted by the AdMod?)

It is done at my request.

The network I'm on does something with these ping packets and sends them out twice, so my pings to the list are always double-posted. I've been trying to figure out how to stop it, but no joy so far.

13 posted on 10/12/2011 8:46:39 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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Thanks AdmSmith.


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14 posted on 10/12/2011 5:15:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Really good concept, the android is so hacked/cracked/anything else that rhymes with ‘ed, I’ll pass.


15 posted on 10/12/2011 5:20:16 PM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost

;’) Don’t worry, the app will probably crash most ‘roid phones.


16 posted on 10/12/2011 6:06:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

A few will ask me to fix this for them so I just jumped out and said it.


17 posted on 10/12/2011 6:15:27 PM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost

Heh heh...


18 posted on 10/12/2011 6:20:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Quix

If you want your posts to not go back to being reviewed by the moderators, you will NOT post off-topic alien/UFO stuff. Capice? You will not get another caution.


20 posted on 10/13/2011 6:36:40 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Quix

Stop getting yourself into trouble. Behave.


21 posted on 10/13/2011 6:41:53 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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Aye Aye.


22 posted on 10/13/2011 8:11:44 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: ZX12R

Aye Aye.


23 posted on 10/13/2011 8:13:46 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Judith Anne; MarkBsnr; Natural Law

In case any of you wanted to see something funny (and long overdue) check out post 20.


24 posted on 10/20/2011 3:31:22 AM PDT by Cronos (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2787101/posts?page=58#58)
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Sometimes I wonder if the October 21 prediction made a lot of people dig holes in their backyard and then hide in them.

or then again, perhaps the mothership didn't turn up?

We may never see any of the really colorful characters again. tsk, tsk..

25 posted on 10/25/2011 4:37:45 AM PDT by Cronos (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2787101/posts?page=58#58)
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To: ShadowAce
Still no Higgs boson?


26 posted on 10/25/2011 7:05:01 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Cronos
Sometimes I wonder if the October 21 prediction made a lot of people dig holes in their backyard and then hide in them.

or then again, perhaps the mothership didn't turn up?

We may never see any of the really colorful characters again. tsk, tsk..

Such a shame. The Harold Camping crew and the Comet Elenin bunch provided such amusement in so many ways for such a long time for so many of us.

27 posted on 10/25/2011 10:05:11 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: MarkBsnr

yes, the quixotic bunch. :)


28 posted on 10/25/2011 12:21:53 PM PDT by Cronos (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2787101/posts?page=58#58)
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