Here is a link to a fantastic recent episode of NOVA that explores fractals. You can watch the entire episode online. There are also links to more information on Benoit Mandelbrot, considered to be the father of modern fractal geometry, as well as a cool online fractal art generator you can play with. Fun!
New distributed-computing software based on the SETI@Home project framework lets you donate a few spare CPU cycles to research at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. See link the following link for more info:
Virtual atom smasher in LHC@Home 2.0 | iSGTW.