Thursday, June 23, 2011

A little magic with your science?

I realized that most of my posts have been little more than science news links thus far, so I shall now remedy this imbalance.

Here is a morning incantation.  A brief affirmation of willful endurance.  Speak it upon arising in the morning:

I am a spark of the cosmic fire. 
My voice is a whisper of the roar of creation.
I chose to be here, in this time and this place.
I will overcome all adversity.
Fuck the dumb shit.
(Banish with laughter)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Asymmetry via neutrino oscillation?

Researchers at the T2K project neutrino sensor in Japan have announced their initial findings that muon neutrinos can apparently change into electron neutrinos. 

Here's the article on the BBC's website: Neutrino particle 'flips to all flavours'

Monday, June 6, 2011

LHC team traps antimatter for over 15 minutes

A team has managed to keep antimatter stable long enough to begin contemplating serious study of the material:

Article at Ars Technica
Abstract: Confinement of Antihydrogen for 1000 Seconds