Nov 8, 2022

Is the Higgs boson the first step to a ‘Star Trek’ transporter?

Posted by in categories: particle physics, satellites

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A century after Albert Einstein came up with his theories of relativity, a constellation of Global Positioning System satellites is orbiting Earth, making practical use of his ground-breaking understanding of time.

If the discovery of the Higgs boson particle pans out, will even more mind-bending technologies result?

Theoretically, it’s possible, says Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss; but practically, it’s unlikely.

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