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Antimatter Trapped for Amazingly Long 16 Minutes
LiveScience ^ | June 05, 2011 | LiveScience

Posted on 06/05/2011 9:40:13 PM PDT by NYFreeper

Antimatter, an elusive type of matter that's rare in the universe, has now been trapped for more than 16 minutes — an eternity in particle physics.

In fact, scientists who've been trapping antihydrogen atoms at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva say isolating the exotic particles has become so routine that they expect to soon begin experiments on this rare substance.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/06/05/antimatter-trapped-for-amazingly-long-16-minutes/#ixzz1OSzvDI4k

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: antimatter; cern; particlephysics; physics
Not a problem for this guy, he does this stuff all the time....


1 posted on 06/05/2011 9:40:16 PM PDT by NYFreeper
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To: NYFreeper
I need to study up on this. It would come in handy during those times in waiting rooms, or during church after a night with beer and bean burritos.

/johnny

2 posted on 06/05/2011 9:45:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NYFreeper

The concept of this still eludes me, and I’m a fan of this type of science.


3 posted on 06/05/2011 9:48:03 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: NYFreeper

Right. Impressive.

Let me know when they isolate “what women really want.”

I won’t hold my breath.


4 posted on 06/05/2011 9:49:02 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: NYFreeper

5 posted on 06/05/2011 9:49:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Grizzled Bear

I think the universe might end before that’s captured. Might as well hope for an inter-galactic space elevator before that time.


6 posted on 06/05/2011 9:50:26 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: NYFreeper
Perhaps equal amounts of matter and anti-matter were not created during the big bang.

Or, some other event was the origin of the universe.

It does pose an interesting question...where did it all go, or did it ever exist?

7 posted on 06/05/2011 9:51:01 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: wastedyears

Someone once suggested that women want “everything.” For that reason, I gave a woman everything. She simply shrugged, made a cute, dismissive, noise and said, “is that all?”.

She gave it all back to me.

I’m still trying to set Ireland back in it’s proper place.


8 posted on 06/05/2011 9:53:32 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Salamander; 50mm
It couldn't find a way to get "out" through the "in" door.

It was sort of "Planted" in place.

(Obscure Led Zepplin reference.)
9 posted on 06/05/2011 9:53:52 PM PDT by shibumi (Ego Nunquam Ubi Sub Ubi!)
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To: NYFreeper
Ah, the old energized Jefferies tube!
10 posted on 06/05/2011 10:08:41 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Let me know when they isolate “what women really want.”

They've already succeeded in theory; it's just that they haven't got a container big enough to hold it all.

11 posted on 06/05/2011 10:16:04 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

You’re supposed to already know!


12 posted on 06/05/2011 11:32:58 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: NYFreeper

Is it time to invest in lithium mines?


13 posted on 06/05/2011 11:35:50 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Grizzled Bear
Someone once suggested that women want “everything.” For that reason, I gave a woman everything. She simply shrugged, made a cute, dismissive, noise and said, “is that all?”.

My neighbors wife's birthday is tomorrow. He said she is spoiled and wanted something that went from 0 to 200 fast, and didn't care what color is was. I suggested he get her a bathroom scale.

14 posted on 06/05/2011 11:46:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: wastedyears
The concept of this still eludes me, and I’m a fan of this type of science.

Check out this video then:

Large Hadron Rap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM

.

15 posted on 06/06/2011 8:04:07 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: NYFreeper

One more step towards Star trek tech...


16 posted on 06/06/2011 10:28:21 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: shibumi; Salamander
One of my least favorite Led Zep albums, but "In The Evening" is okay.

In The Evening

17 posted on 06/06/2011 10:50:58 AM PDT by 50mm (Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Let me know when they isolate “what women really want.”

Men who most closely resemble Vikings.

[but that could be just me]

:)


18 posted on 06/06/2011 12:46:36 PM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: shibumi; 50mm

Ouch.

Stop that or I shall be forced to beat you with a bundle of small sticks.


19 posted on 06/06/2011 12:48:04 PM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: NYFreeper
Hey! Didn't these guys watch Angels and Demons!!!
20 posted on 06/06/2011 12:48:12 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: 50mm; shibumi

The “I didn’t check weather.com before I took the bike out” song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUOmCOHtCdE


21 posted on 06/06/2011 12:49:47 PM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: Salamander; shibumi
Stop that or I shall be forced to beat you with a bundle of small sticks.

Just don't bundle sticks. I'd be very disappointed.

22 posted on 06/06/2011 1:03:08 PM PDT by 50mm (Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often.)
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To: SunkenCiv; neverdem

Ping of possible interest.


23 posted on 06/06/2011 10:13:24 PM PDT by annie laurie (All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost)
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