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(Yahoo)   Higgs Boson finally loses its title as reigning hide-and-go-seek champion   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 26
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2013-03-14 09:50:01 AM
So, what's it made of?
 
2013-03-14 09:51:47 AM
We can finally start looking for that elusive Helen Keller particle.
 
2013-03-14 10:19:00 AM
This again? Have they not said they found this about 20 times already?
 
2013-03-14 10:46:05 AM
Relieved that his hiding streak is still alive...
 youtomb.mit.edu
/hot like an old comedy sketch
 
2013-03-14 10:52:17 AM
Yeah but what color smoke is coming from the Vatican?
 
2013-03-14 10:55:42 AM

yves0010: This again? Have they not said they found this about 20 times already?


Soon to be followed by "YAWN, damn didnt we do that already - time to shut that collider down and save some money..."

/Apollo 18
 
2013-03-14 10:57:05 AM
126 times the mass of the proton? That can't be right?  Is that just some kind of charming Yahoo speak for some kind of mass energy equivalency? It's been a few years since I left college, but it seems a little strange that something that is supposed to be a component of the proton way down almost in the quantum foam has so much more mass. I feel like I should be keeping up with my physics more.
 
2013-03-14 11:00:59 AM

Fizpez: yves0010: This again? Have they not said they found this about 20 times already?

Soon to be followed by "YAWN, damn didnt we do that already - time to shut that collider down and save some money..."

/Apollo 18


I mean I have read articles where the title of the article is "The god Particle is found!" but the article itself said it was still undiscovered. That is what I mean by "This again"
 
2013-03-14 11:08:28 AM

yves0010: Fizpez: yves0010: This again? Have they not said they found this about 20 times already?

Soon to be followed by "YAWN, damn didnt we do that already - time to shut that collider down and save some money..."

/Apollo 18

I mean I have read articles where the title of the article is "The god Particle is found!" but the article itself said it was still undiscovered. That is what I mean by "This again"


I know -  I had the same thought - it's the public perception (if they even HAVE one of this discovery) that usually goes from why are we wasting money on "X" to "Wow, pretty cool" and right back to "why are we wasting money on X"

I knew the Higgs had hit the big time when my brother asked a relatively informed question (for a "regular guy") about the Higgs.

He's right back to a 3 hour a day Rush Limbaugh habit though so apparently the enlightened period didnt last very long.
 
2013-03-14 11:29:12 AM

yves0010: Fizpez: yves0010: This again? Have they not said they found this about 20 times already?

Soon to be followed by "YAWN, damn didnt we do that already - time to shut that collider down and save some money..."

/Apollo 18

I mean I have read articles where the title of the article is "The god Particle is found!" but the article itself said it was still undiscovered. That is what I mean by "This again"


Blame the reporters for that, not the scientists.

They've been fairly clear up until now that they've found a new boson at around the energy levels predicted for the Higgs, but that there were still other properties that they needed to measure before they could confirm it was the Higgs
 
2013-03-14 11:38:41 AM

Fizpez: yves0010: Fizpez: yves0010: This again? Have they not said they found this about 20 times already?

Soon to be followed by "YAWN, damn didnt we do that already - time to shut that collider down and save some money..."

/Apollo 18

I mean I have read articles where the title of the article is "The god Particle is found!" but the article itself said it was still undiscovered. That is what I mean by "This again"

I know -  I had the same thought - it's the public perception (if they even HAVE one of this discovery) that usually goes from why are we wasting money on "X" to "Wow, pretty cool" and right back to "why are we wasting money on X"

I knew the Higgs had hit the big time when my brother asked a relatively informed question (for a "regular guy") about the Higgs.

He's right back to a 3 hour a day Rush Limbaugh habit though so apparently the enlightened period didnt last very long.


Completely understand.
 
2013-03-14 11:45:34 AM
Why does God need a particle?
 
2013-03-14 12:10:19 PM

reimanr06: 126 times the mass of the proton? That can't be right?  Is that just some kind of charming Yahoo speak for some kind of mass energy equivalency? It's been a few years since I left college, but it seems a little strange that something that is supposed to be a component of the proton way down almost in the quantum foam has so much more mass. I feel like I should be keeping up with my physics more.


It is not a component of the proton, but rather of the aether around it.  By interacting with it, this particle gives anything else their mass.  The particle is supposed to be very heavy, but extremely small.  Not String theory small, but still rather small.
 
2013-03-14 12:24:17 PM
What are the odds that a new Pope was selected at the same time the Higgs was proven?

We are in the end times, my brothers.
 
2013-03-14 01:42:31 PM

bdub77: We can finally start looking for that elusive Helen Keller particle.


Good luck. That particle has neither been seen nor heard.
 
2013-03-14 02:16:12 PM

DrFuko: It is not a component of the proton, but rather of the aether energy field around it. By interacting with it existing, this particle gives validates the Higgs field, which in turn gives matter mass. The particle is supposed to be very heavy, but extremely small. Not String theory small, but still rather small.


/fixed with more physics
 
2013-03-14 03:06:14 PM
encyclopediaplushuman: DrFuko: It is not a component of the proton, but rather of the aether energy field around it. By interacting with it existing, this particle gives validates the Higgs field, which in turn gives matter mass. The particle is supposed to be very heavy, but extremely small. Not String theory small, but still rather small.

/fixed with more physics

It's amazing that the idea of the Higgs has been around since 1964 and we are just getting to it now.  Of course if the SSC had been completed instead of becoming the world most expensive hole....

/politics sucks
 
2013-03-14 03:42:59 PM

rwfan: It's amazing that the idea of the Higgs has been around since 1964 and we are just getting to it now.  Of course if the SSC had been completed instead of becoming the world most expensive hole....

/politics sucks


The real problems with the SSC, which resulted in its cancellation (not "politics" per se), were a) not enough international collaboration and b) the magnets didn't work.
cheers
 
2013-03-14 04:04:32 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: bdub77: We can finally start looking for that elusive Helen Keller particle.

Good luck. That particle has neither been seen nor heard.


I'm pretty sure that's the Anne Frank particle you're talking about.
 
2013-03-14 05:50:46 PM
Is this the spot that makes women squirt?
 
2013-03-14 06:06:19 PM

wjllope: rwfan: It's amazing that the idea of the Higgs has been around since 1964 and we are just getting to it now.  Of course if the SSC had been completed instead of becoming the world most expensive hole....

/politics sucks

The real problems with the SSC, which resulted in its cancellation (not "politics" per se), were a) not enough international collaboration and b) the magnets didn't work.
cheers


It's their fault for getting Insane Clown Posse to design their magnets.
 
2013-03-14 06:58:49 PM
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2013-03-14 07:07:57 PM

jpo2269: Is this the spot that makes women squirt?


I lol'd.
 
2013-03-14 10:55:29 PM
Why does my "spider sense" get the feeling that there is much to do about nothing??


/belief in God or the particle??
 
2013-03-15 03:17:38 AM
"how the Big Bang created something out of nothing"

No. Stop saying this. It's the wrong way to describe what's happened with the Universe.
 
2013-03-15 04:12:53 AM

rogue49: Why does my "spider sense" get the feeling that there is much to do about nothing??

/belief in God or the particle??


"Much Ado About Nothing"

The Higgs Boson is the missing variable in the equation that describes everything about how the universe works (except gravity, dammit).  It is to physics what pi is to circles.  If it doesn't exist... chaos in the world of physics.

/Real chaos
//Not that cheap fractal crap
 
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