More than anything else, it has been the internet and the technological advancements that have been seeing steady development in the 21st century. And to keep yourself on guard and less surprised if a black hole suddenly appears in front of your office, here are the biggest (and probably most significant) news of 2012.
A hint of a new particle
One of the biggest projects in physics is perhaps the aim to generate or simulate Higgs particle (aka the God particle) in order to better understand the "true" nature of the universe—if there is such a thing (but let's leave that to epistemologists).
Moving forward, a particle accelerator in the US have made an unexpected breakthrough. Instead of generating the sought after particle and the slim chance of generating a miniscule black hole, it has given a hint of a never before seen particle, a discovery that can potentially make a breakthrough or initiate an anomaly or a paradigm shift.
Facebook vs. Yahoo?
Everybody's using Facebook. And given this, perhaps you have seen Facebook's Yahoo links. I am a fan. Being able to see the latest and most interesting news in Yahoo through Facebook is a great deal to have. However, this has led to copyright and patent issues that has brought tension between the two giants. But this is the case of "all's well that ends well" as the two eventually teamed up. And with the Yahoo vs Facebook patent dispute resolved, this will hopefully lead to a better future for both companies especially with Google and its social engine venture threat.
The Samsung Galaxy S III
The Samsung Galaxy S series has been nothing short of smart phone breakthroughs. And the third in the series has been dominating the market since its release. The Samsung Galaxy S III features one of the strongest performance and displays in the market with a 1.4 GHz quad core cortex A9 processor and a 4.3 inch super AMOLED screen with 302 ppi density. In addition to this, it had a stable and deep integration with Android that will hopefully dispose of the word troubleshooting. Most of all, the phone is subject to promos that also gives it edge affordability-wise. See no contract cell phones for more details.