LHSee for Android: Find Out What's Going On Inside the Large Hadron Collider

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The Large Hadron Collider scares me. It's the baddest monster machine on the planet and it's capable of creating material that's denser than anything but black holes, it possibly found the Higgs Boson and probably can destroy humanity. It's an unknown beast. How do you make it less scary? Get to know it. LHSee (heh) for Android shows you what's happening inside the LHC.

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What's it do?

If you ever wanted to learn more about what the Large Hadron Collider at CERN actually does, LHSee fills you in. It shows live data inside the particle accelerator in a 3D view, you can even see protons collide with one another. The 3D View, of course, isn't some live video look in of the LHC, you're looking at 3D models here, but you can rotate it around, zoom in and zoom out to get a better look or different angle at what's going on. It can get pretty wicked. LHSee also has tutorial videos, a Hunt the Higgs Boson game, explainers and more.

Why do we like it?

The LHC is a great scientific achievement/experiment. That machine is going to find the Higgs Boson or prove that it doesn't exist, discover the origin of mass, the structure of space, time, etc. it's a very important part of human history and... I know so very little about it. This app presents the LHC's mission and various experiments in a much more digestible package. One where it's not intimidatingly boring. Seeing live collisions in 3D makes it exciting, learning how all the parts work is educational. It makes science cool.

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