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Hard News: Experiment have seen collisions!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Luke Williamson,

    Also, I have an urge to make a joke around the phrase "Higg's Bosoms". But I feel that would be an adolescent thing to do.

    I resisted and resisted and then you did it for me Russell. Had something in mind like, "I hear Mrs Higgs' Bosons are enough to put one in a spin".

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 249 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Fashion, Novelty and Optimality: An application from Physics

    So getting dressed in the dark is a sign of superior intellect? Sweet.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Luke Williamson,

    I have a gut feeling that Burkhard Heim may yet be proven to be correct. Now that would be very interesting.

    Great link thanks.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 249 posts Report Reply

  • horse,

    Personally, I find all of mine very handy for holding the universe together.

    No, that's the gaffer tape.

    Palmerston North • Since Feb 2007 • 32 posts Report Reply

  • Grace Dalley,

    Paul, I have just the recipe for you: Easter Quark Cake

    If you don't have enough subatomic particles in your pantry to make this recipe, you can substitute kwark. Less exciting, I know, but it probably tastes better.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2008 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Waaay too much sugar in the original recipe but severely reducing that & following Grace Dalley's suggestion, you could end up with an interesting cheese-cake-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Worship the cheese! When our youngest was asked 'What's Easter for?' she replied, 'new life for cheeses'.

    We're starting a cult, although the latest Hitch-hikers book has this one covered, so not original, unfortunately. Anyway, I like the old cheeses.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Eoster = death & fecundity: cheeses sound good- I am about to build myself the ultimate easter sandwich: wildharvested mushrooms from here, tomatoes/eggs/basil from here - and, just for the zing of it - a genuine unpasteurised Roquefort (goodness knows what that will do for the sceptic tank.)

    The thing stands several feet tall and it will take me until Monday to gnaw my way through it-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    a genuine unpasteurised Roquefort

    And they say there's no evidence of a higher level of existence? That was one law change I won't be complaining about any time soon.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • jb,

    Never retire until you have a succession plan.

    And talking of physicists...

    I have 2 as fairly good friends

    The classic scruffy sort who continue to do physics and create general havoc http://bit.ly/d0Ufbn http://bit.ly/cTWvgI

    The other sort who use their profound intellect in business. My ex-CEO at a major aviation group company, for example. His CPU was so unbelievably fast that you'd just started understanding one marketing concept and he was 4 or 5 steps ahead on something else. Humbling

    a.small.town.in.germany • Since Jan 2007 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    And they say there's no evidence of a higher level of existence?

    Apart from the chance it could elevate you to one?

    Amherst, MA • Since Nov 2006 • 2093 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Yup. I am not nor ever hae been, A Pregnant Mum.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    I was elevated to a higher level of existence once.

    I could see my house from there.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Nice. A Monty Python reference. How about some Frank Zappa?

    I put 'Higgs Boson' in YouTube and this video came up because under the video is the phrase 'Finding Higgs Bosom.' Entropy.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

    That's a monumental post for mankind astride that mighty fine looking cake.

    中国 • Since Jan 2010 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • B Jones,

    (goodness knows what that will do for the sceptic tank.)

    Was that deliberate? Nice.

    A sceptic tank is one in which many new life forms must be independently evolving.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Howell,

    hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com

    RSS feed

    Auckland • Since Jun 2008 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    All that we see and seem but a meme within a meme.

    There is no spoon.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • James Green,

    Hadron Collider II planned for Circle Line

    London Underground is in talks with the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) about the possibility of using the 23km tunnel of the Circle Line to house a new type of particle accelerator similar to the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva...

    (seriously worth a read)
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/hadron-collider-ii-planned-for-circle-line-1932744.html

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 683 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    B Jones - yep. This nonbeliever keeps a very close eye on it.
    I mean fungi, plus the Roquefort...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    I'm waiting to see what the long term out come will be.

    Remeber Rutherford split the atom ....

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1144 posts Report Reply

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