The whole “finally, a way is found to test string theory” business is starting to become a complete joke. See the latest such nonsense:
which is based on this preprint.
Note: I’ll be traveling this week, first to Edinburgh, where a celebration of Sir Michael Atiyah’s 80th birthday is going on, then stopping in Dublin on the way back to New York.
Update: As usual, Slashdot can be relied upon to promote the latest “predictions from string theory” hype.