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CYBER CAFE

THREADING THE ATOM

“The smaller the thread, the stronger, more powerful the thread. The smaller it gets, the more powerful it gets, that is, smaller than an atom, and then smaller than that, and smaller than that.

There is a point, whereby the size is so small and so powerful that it creates a big bang. You can saw a table in half, a big table, with little consequence.

Split the atom that makes up the table in half and you have a major powerful event. Splitting atoms and smashing protons is not good for the universe.

By splitting them, you’re attempting to destroy the power that holds the universe together. You’re attempting to alter the universe in a fundamental way.

Don’t create a monster that you know nothing about, just because you can. Where is your sense of responsibility?” HWH






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ASTROPHYSICS

World’s Largest Atom Smasher May Have Just Found Evidence for Why Our Universe Exists

Physicists have observed a difference in the decay of particles containing the charm quark and its antiparticle, perhaps helping to explain why matter exists at all.

Every particle of matter has an antiparticle, which is identical in mass but with an opposite electrical charge. When matter and antimatter meet, they annihilate one another. That’s a problem. The Big Bang should have created an equivalent amount of matter and antimatter, and all of those particles should have destroyed each other rapidly, leaving nothing behind but pure energy. [Strange Quarks and Muons, Oh My! Nature’s Tiniest Particles Dissected]

Clearly, that didn’t happen. Instead, about 1 in a billion quarks (the elementary particles that make up protons and neutrons) survived. Thus, the universe exists. What that means is that particles and antiparticles must not behave entirely identically, Stone told Live Science. They should instead decay at slightly different rates, allowing for an imbalance between matter and antimatter. Physicists call that difference in behavior the charge-parity (CP) violation.

The notion of the CP violation came from Russian physicist Andrei Sakharov, who proposed it in 1967 as an explanation for why matter survived the Big Bang.

“This is one of the criteria necessary for us to exist,” Stone said, “so it’s kind of important to understand what the origin of CP violation is.”

There are six different types of quarks, all with their own properties: up and down, top and bottom and charm and strange. In 1964, physicists first observed the CP violation in real life in strange quarks. In 2001, they saw it happen with particles containing bottom quarks. (Both discoveries led to Nobel prizes for the researchers involved.)

Physicists had long theorized that it happened with particles containing charm quarks, too, but no one had ever seen it.

FINISH READING: World’s Largest Atom Smasher May Have Just Found Evidence for Why Our Universe Exists


 





 

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SPACE ART

SPACE ART by Vadim Sadovski

SPACE ART by Vadim Sadovski

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STRATEGIC

THE RARE OPENING

The universe seems to seek out the rare. Where there is an unusual opening or occurrence or event, the universe finds it and enters without knocking.

One might think that because there are so many physical laws that rule what is physical in the universe, even the physical that can’t be seen by human eyes, that the universe would overlook the rare and unpredicted in anything. But it doesn’t.

There is just so much of everything else out there that is controlled by laws, how could it be that rocks and chemicals and energy that can’t think can notice something unusual and gravitate toward it, or seek it out, or protect it? But it does.

Even dark matter matters. It’s protected by everybody’s equations and formulas, without anybody knowing anything about it, except that it exists.

It’s included – the rare.

How could rare be so big? Humans think of rare as being small. Infrequent.

The fact of familiarity in and of itself creates a natural tendency to notice anything out of the ordinary.

The safest place to be is with what’s rare because you have the entire universe behind you.






 

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ASTROPHYSICS

Universe Had A Beginning after all

DID YOU KNOW…

 

(7). “What we do know, and what we can assert, without hesitation, is that the universe had a beginning. The universe continues to evolve. And yes, every one of our body’s atoms is traceable to the big bang and to the thermo-nuclear furnaces within high mass stars that exploded more than five billion years ago.”

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with Neil DeGrasse Tyson