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Dec 19, 2016

Scientists Blast Antimatter Atoms With A Laser For The First Time

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In a technological tour de force, scientists have developed a new way to probe antimatter.

For the first time, researchers were able to zap antimatter atoms with a laser, then precisely measure the light let off by these strange anti-atoms. By comparing the light from anti-atoms with the light from regular atoms, they hope to answer one of the big mysteries of our universe: Why, in the early universe, did antimatter lose out to regular old matter?

“This represents a historic point in the decades-long efforts to create antimatter and compare its properties to those of matter,” says Alan Kostelecky, a theoretical physicist at Indiana University.

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  • Bruce Voigt on December 20, 2016 2:27 pm

    CERN experiments, Billions. MY experiments, next to nothing. Blow on …your hand, the air will be cool. THERMAL Have you noticed our spring and summer to have been cold? Oh I don’t mean temperature wise, it’s been a balmy seasonal, “ask anyone” nice year. No I mean cold, cold, like when the weather man say’s it’s a balmy 22 degrease and your chilling in the breeze. Well you really are, and I’ll try and explain it this way. — Man discovered that temperature interacted with mercury and the thermometer was born, I know, I know this is not making sense but hang in there. The house is hot as heck so you have a fan cooling a room. Coming from the hot bathroom it’s refreshing to get back to your cooled room. The thermometer taken from the bathroom reads 40 degrees and now in the cooled room reads 38 degrees. Next day (hot as heck) the bathroom reads a hot 38 and the comfortable room with fan reads 36. Ok now this is my discovery. — The fan in the room is causing a reaction that has air cells chipping, in other words that one cell that produces cold from its poles is now producing cold from the co zillion poles of it’s chips. Because Forces of Equal Evolution act Upon Forces of Equal Evolution the cold producing chips or molecules of air do not interact with the mercury of your thermometer. This explains the mystery of wind chill. http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/322059781.html