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Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:53 pm

http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3pzeyq/

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/to ... 5662.story

Either I missed the thread or no one posted about this huge news yet.
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:57 pm

It was in dymt.
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:12 pm

Ah. Strange: I did a forum search. Maybe that only searches titles? Dunno.
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:17 pm

flip-mode wrote:Ah. Strange: I did a forum search. Maybe that only searches titles? Dunno.

It was a link posted without much explanation other than "yay science" so it probably wouldn't show up.
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:52 pm

Move out of the way 4G wireless and bring on mass driven HB wireless spec!!!! PROGRESS!!!!!!

Or...

stabilised fusion energy (net positive)

Or...

mass driven PORN! (probably the first thing they'll use this new discovery for...)

etc.

Probably something more creative than my tuscan wine driven mind can dribble up will be the actual net result from finally making this discovery so that particle physics can move forward.

Anyway I look forward to whatever tech this may bring about in the next 20-30+ yrs
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:06 pm

yogibbear wrote:Move out of the way 4G wireless and bring on mass driven HB wireless spec!!!! PROGRESS!!!!!!


yogibbear wrote:bring on mass drive!!!!!!


Mass drive space travel! Ultimate application of the Higgs!
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:16 pm

I want to see a better explanation of gravity. Is that next?
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:43 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:I want to see a better explanation of gravity. Is that next?

Just because they found something doesn't mean they fully understand it. I doubt there will be any instantaneous epiphanies, but that doesn't mean it won't happen either.
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:43 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:I want to see a better explanation of gravity. Is that next?

Not until you can find a way to bring gravity into the quantum world. Start with finding gravitons and gravitational waves.
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:02 am

If they wanted to find dark matter all they had to do was look behind my fridge.
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:04 am

Captain Ned wrote:
SpotTheCat wrote:I want to see a better explanation of gravity. Is that next?

Not until you can find a way to bring gravity into the quantum world. Start with finding gravitons and gravitational waves.


All they need to do is find a 2-spin boson ! LOL !
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:20 am

You realize that particle physicists only just found evidence in their readings that points to the existence of Higgs Boson, based on what was predicted by the model (decay products, energy levels). They haven't actually "found" it yet with 100% certainty.

That's going to require more testing, experimentation and ruling out every other possibility. I don't expect concrete results appearing for a few more years.

Simply put, particle physicists are on the right trail on finding the "Higgs Boson" and are only getting warmer.

The whole announcement is just PR that is getting hype up by the mass media.
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:24 am

Still, a tip of the hat to the CERN team is in order for their achievement.

At the same time, without additional comment, I simply take a moment to recall what might have been.
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Re: Higgs Boson found

Postposted on Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:27 am

Lucky Jack Aubrey wrote:Still, a tip of the hat to the CERN team is in order for their achievement.

At the same time, without additional comment, I simply take a moment to recall what might have been.



It is a damm shame too and now Fermilab has closed shop.
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