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Author Topic: SCIENCE, Gravitational waves, and the whole LIGO OST!  (Read 494983 times)

Osmosis Jones

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SCIENCE, Gravitational waves, and the whole LIGO OST!
« on: July 04, 2012, 05:43:34 am »

In the interests of inspiring inquisitive intellects to initiate independant inquiry into interesting items, I feel this forum needs a dedicated science thread. Basically, here is a repository where you can dump all your cool links about insanely awesome scientific discoveries.

Railguns? Invisibility cloaks? Warp drives?!

Of course, this thread was originally inspired by the discovery of the Higg's boson. Open the spoiler below and educate yourself on this truly monumental event :P

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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 05:48:09 am »

Yea, but it not looking as exotic as the Physicist Academia was hoping for, it still mostly normal. But it is fucking awesome.

I cant wait for the applications that this new understanding will give us. What if you can make a meta materiel that can interact with the higgs field in novel ways?
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 05:52:43 am »

I cant wait for the applications that this new understanding will give us. What if you can make a meta materiel that can interact with the higgs field in novel ways?

Not gonna lie; that isn't possible under any current interpretation of physics (not "we don't know how to do that", but rather like breaking light speed, "we're pretty sure you *can't* do that"). However, this could potentially explain the inflation period after the big bang, dark energy, and a whole host of other funky fundamental physics and astrophysics problems. Isn't that sexy enough?!
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 06:28:01 am »

I'd say "confirmed finding the flesh of God" is pretty damn sufficiently sexy, regardless as to its practical applications. Still, definitely let's poke it with a stick to see if it jumps.
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 06:33:10 am »

Delicious news!
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 07:43:30 am »

Well, just so long as we don't poke the universe so hard so as to make it start disappearing, because that would be a downer.  Of course, I know this won't happen, but someone out there is bound to still be worrying that, one day soon, everything in the Universe will be dissipated back into the eternal void, heralded only by a momentary and all too brief realisation that another bit of the Earth has suddenly ceased exi
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 07:45:33 am »

I'd say "confirmed finding the flesh of God" is pretty damn sufficiently sexy, regardless as to its practical applications. Still, definitely let's poke it with a stick to see if it jumps.

Science just makes me so happy I could cry.
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 08:35:53 am »

I'm not going to lie. I was sorta hoping that they failed to find the Higgs and all our knowledge was undone and we find ways to move faster then the speed of light and such. But still. Pretty cool.
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 09:11:00 am »

Better Higgs than hugs, I guess.

Oh god I can't believe I actually said that, that was so terrible.
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 09:13:48 am »

Actually, a Hugs Boson would be awesome. A very exotic particle that induces hugginess in any living thing it affects.
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012, 09:15:27 am »

Some people (like grandmothers) have perpetual Hugs fields surrounding them.
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2012, 09:17:17 am »

So now all we've got to do is to put a couple of grannies into the LHC and smash them against each other at relativistic speeds. Lather, rinse, repeat until we got results.
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2012, 09:32:49 am »

Lather, blue-rinse, repeat until we got results.
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2012, 09:37:23 am »

The joke, like many other things that came before it, is lost on me.
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Re: SCIENCE and the Higgs!
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2012, 10:33:41 am »

Okey-dokey, obviously not as obvious as I thought...

Covered by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_rinse, however.
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