Earth Date - 2012.332

I had an unexpected find when listening to the Echoes program #1238A. SHEL, four sisters born five years apart from Fort Collins, Colorado, bring new meaning to folk rock. It's not so much folk or rock but more like if Celtic, Bluegrass, dream-pop, and acoustic rock came together and decided to blend in and entirely create something new. Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza all bring different instruments and vocal patterns that is just not fair to hear when you consider their talented virtuoso of inspiration. There so many songs to choose to review from their catalog but if you want my top picks, they would be: "Paint my Life," "The Man Who Was a Circus," "When The Dragon Came Down," and a cover song of a famous heavy rock band that I will let you find out for yourself. Check out the stream below for more dreaminess. Peace!

SHEL streaming.

Unexpected collisions.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has produced some surprising findings when a clash of protons clashed with each other, creating an entirely new set of particles that was theorized two years ago by Raju Venugopalan, a senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) team, lead by MIT physics professor Gunther Roland, whose group analyzed the collision data along with Wei Li, a former MIT postdoc, found that some particles formed a "quantum entanglement" resulting in particles going in the same direction, accounting for the correlation in their flight paths. The MIT heavy-ion group saw this pattern with heavy metals colliding with each other two years ago and now the same group sees it with proton-proton collisions, producing a quark-gluon plasma-like liquid, the hot soup of particles that existed for the first few millionths of a second after the Big Bang. The CMS team will continue its run in January 2013, to see if the effects seen in proton-proton and heavy-metal collisions are related.

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