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  • Signs of a Stranger, Deeper Side to Nature’s Building Blocks

    07/09/2013 6:13:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Simon Foundation ^ | July 1, 2013 | Natalie Wolchover
    If each energy field pervading space is thought of as the surface of a pond, and waves and particles are the turbulence on that surface, then the new evidence strengthens the argument that a vibrant, hidden world lies beneath. For decades, the surface-level description of the subatomic world has been sufficient to make accurate calculations about most physical phenomena. But recently, a strange class of matter that defies description by known quantum mechanical methods has drawn physicists into the depths below... Of all the strange forms of matter, cuprates -- copper-containing metals that exhibit a property called high-temperature superconductivity...
  • The Polonium Diversion

    12/27/2006 12:16:00 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies · 555+ views
    EdwardJayEpstein.com ^ | December 10, 2006 | Edward Jay Epstein
    The Polonium Diversion At least a dozen people have been contaminated by the rare radioactive isotope Polonium 210. The list includes Alexander Litvinenko, the ex-Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB who died from a dose of Polonium 210 in London on November 23rd; Andrei Lugovoi, a former colleague of Litvinenko in the KGB, who met with Litvinenko at the Pine bar of the Millennium Hotel in London the day he became ill, November 1st; Dmitry Lugovoi, Lugovoi’s business associate, who also attended that November 1st meetings; 7 employees of the Millennium Hotel; Mario Scaramella, an Italian security consultant, who dined with...