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How to Photograph the Higgs Boson

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I’m kind of at a loss here, guys. How many megapixels do I need to shoot this thing?

Alex Wild About the Author: Alex Wild is an Illinois-based entomologist who studies the evolutionary history of ants. In 2003 he founded a photography business as an aesthetic complement to his scientific work, and his natural history photographs appear in numerous museums, books, and media outlets. Follow on Twitter @myrmecos.

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  1. 1. IncredibleMouse 2:33 pm 07/4/2012

    Depends; Will you be using an iPhone or a polaroid?

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  2. 2. Alex Wild 2:49 pm 07/4/2012

    Then there’s the matter of choosing the best Instagram filter.

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  3. 3. szielins 3:20 pm 07/4/2012

    Maybe THIS is what the Lytro is actually good for…

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