"Higgs seminar kicks off 9am but people queuing to auditorium from midnight. Now it's about 100 people waiting in front of closed door"
|"Dude, artificial photosynthesis?!? We have to be there!"|
Source: Patrik Giardino | evolve
So, I thought back to Philip Ball's prescient 2011 "Chemistry Grand Challenges" list for inspiration. What kind of chemistry headline would be so amazing that you'd be willing to camp outside the building for 9 hours?
"Human Brain Chemically Mapped; New, Targeted Drug Cures Blindness, Alzheimer's, Dementia in Single Easy-to-Swallow Gelcap."
"Artificial Photosynthesis Shatters Expectations: Up to 10% Efficiency...and Guess What? It's Iron-Based!"
"SETI Detects Space Dinos in Faraway Galaxy; Opposite Life Chirality Confirmed. Defense Dept. Consults with Preeminent Paleontologists."
"Cosmochemistry Made Easy: Harness the Power of Cold Fusion for your Fireplace!"
"Quantum Computer Outraces Google PageRank for Search Speeds....and Guess What? It's Iron-Based!"
Update, 7/4/12 - Looks like 5-sigma results are in, according to multiple news sites. Houston, we (probably) have Higgs!