Thursday, October 4, 2012

Anonymous said: What are the 9 types of energy

Hey there,

Why don’t you check out this earlier post. It should give you a brief intro to the types of energy, the law of conservation of energy, efficiency and Sankey diagrams!

Hopefully that will help you out and thank you for the question!

As always, feel free to submit any other inquiries to our ask.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Anonymous said: How can I be a writer on sayitwithscience?

Hey, there!

At this moment, we’re not sure if we can immediately recruit someone new to the team. There are a few things, however, that you can do to show us your interest:

  • Email us! Message us (non anonymously)! Let us know who you are! Tell us about your science interests!
  • Write posts you would like to submit. You may then submit them to us via the submission box! If you let us know beforehand, we can guide you through the process. Remember: they must be original work and must include links to any sources you use.
  • Provide general feedback and comments.


If things end up going great, you may land yourself a position on the team! Thank you for your interest! This message put a smile on our faces. (:

-Say It With Science

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Anonymous said: Hey sayitwithscience - if I'm not mistaken, the featured post regarding the Higgs boson is a bit misleading; I would think it's too early to draw such a conclusion since the LHC isn't running at full power yet? Here's a bit of info from a quick google search: "...LHC will be shut down at end of 2011 with a view to run at full capacity in 2013" Hope you can clear this up for me ~ thanks!

We can’t seem to find the post you are referring to on the featured section! Sorry! 

Perhaps it had something to do with this

Since the particles accelerators collect a tremendous amounts of events (images of the collisions taken by the detectors), physicists have not yet finished analyzing the data completely to be able to conclude anything about the existence of the Higgs. Rolf Heuer (director general of CERN) himself has told journalists that this conclusion will be drawn by the end of 2011. Even by then, the LHC will still not be running at its maximum  power. The reason behind this is because according to theory, the Higgs is supposed to be able to be detected at a certain mass range (114GeV-145GeV) and both the Tevatron and LHC have already reached these energies!

The current plan for the LHC is that from now until about end of October they will continue the proton-proton collisions and from November to December they will collide heavy ions for the ALICE detector. As you have read, at the end of 2011 there will be an “extended technical stop” but after that, the LHC will continue running again until the end of 2012. After that, there will be a prolonged shutdown (roughly 17-19 months) where they will upgrade the Quench Protection System further prepare the LHC to run at even higher energies and luminosity. 

The best source of information regarding the LHC is on the Quantum Diaries blog. If anyone has doubts or questions regarding the rumours circulating about the LHC, I recommend that they should consult this site.  

Friday, September 16, 2011

galacticnucleus said: Thank you to the contributors! This blog is AMAZING.

Our pleasure! We’re doing what we love! We did not have any expectations on the kind of response and feedback we would get from the tumblr community; it turns out that it is great! 

We know we have not gotten a post in for a while. We are still there, though! It’s just that, as you know, we’re all students and school just started. Once we get into routine, you can be on the look out for more posts. 

Thanks for sticking with us. 

-sayitwithscience