Doing the things that a particle can…

Particle Clicker is a simple and addictive click-based game developed by undergrads at CERN Webfest. You are cast as the head of a particle accelerator lab striving to make breakthroughs in physics, without all the grant writing and begging governments for money.

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In addition to being aesthetically pleasing – I particularly enjoyed the smashed particle paths when you click on the detector, it is full of information about the physics phenomena you are investigating and humor about the research process.

In its current iteration, the gameplay can get repetitive, but it is well worth at least one play through, if only to read all the information boxes. Also, once you have accumulated enough competent staff, you can simply sit back and let the data accumulate while you enjoy the easy life of a high-profile PI1.

NOTES
1. According to reports, this is only an easy life by the standards of graduate students and post-docs with no hopes of advancement on their traditional career path.

SOURCE: Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing.

Where in the World is The Finch & Pea

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 20.16.52Remember when I was really into GeoGuessr?

I rediscovered it this weekend, and I also found an even better site, GeoSettr, which allows you to make custom GeoGuessr games! I’ve made a special one, just for you. The locations are all ones that we’ve previously visited here at The Finch & Pea. So, if you’ve read all the travel posts, this should be a piece of cake!

The game is set up as a “challenge”, but ignore that – just try to find where you are. Some locations are easier than others!

Let us know how you did by entering your score in the comments.