Oh my stars and garters, this is utterly beyond my pay grade. I barely understand quantum entanglement, and now they’re arguing that it might be the fundamental force holding together DNA? I have no possible basis on analysing that statement. So I’ll leave it without commentary, as an interesting paper for those who care about such [...]
One of the most endearing pop culture images associated with nuclear technology, is that of the omnipresent green glow. We have this mental image that radioactive material should put off an unearthly light. The thing is, if you ever see a chunk of uranium, plutonium, or anything else fun, it’s just a hunk of grey [...]
What happens when you take two 3.5 TeV beams, and slam them together? You get a science-gasm that spans the entire world. I think this is the highest number of exclamation marks I’ve ever seen from a scientist. This particle collision isn’t even the largest that the CERN collider can handle, it can reach an astonishing 14 TeV when it reaches it max level — but that won’t be for a while yet. So how much
After a number of hours of slamming atoms into one another, now comes the infinite fun of analyzing the huge amounts of data that this provided, but still what a huge freaking event!
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Here is a thing I wrote at io9, about replicating the heat and conditions present at the start of [...]
Man, quantum entanglement is just a concept I truly and utterly do not understand. Not even in the slightest. All I know is that there are things, and they’re linked to other things. Masahiro Hotta at Tohoku University in Japan thinks he’s figured out a way to transport energy along this pathway, which has stunning possibilities. Ignoring [...]