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(BBC)   UK backs US plan to shoot beam of high energy subatomic particles at South Dakota   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, neutrinos, particles, Antiparticle, South Dakota, Particle Physics, British Universities, Fermilab, nuclear reactions  
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2014-02-17 01:22:27 PM  
Is this the Best or Worst Dakota?
Or are neither worth a damn?

I can never remember.
2014-02-17 01:31:07 PM  
FTFA: But 16 years ago, Japanese researchers discovered that these ephemeral flecks did indeed have mass, and not only that - they changed from one form, or flavour, to another as they traveled.

I wonder if "dark matter" is somehow a matter constructed of neutrinos in some unobserved form/flavour from being in a low energy state? Just a thought since both barely interact with normal matter.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-17 02:50:16 PM  

We know how many ordinary neutrinos (νe νμ ντ) to expect. There should be a neutrino equivalent of the cosmic microwave background with a temperature around 1K. Astrophysicists are convinced this is not dark matter.

A fourth type of neutrino, a "sterile neutrino," is a dark matter candidate. Whether such a neutrino exists is an open question, as is whether it deserves the name neutrino. One can invent all sorts of silly theories if nobody insists on observations to back them up. See also string theory and supersymmetry.  What we really know about dark matter is it's heavier than a tau neutrino and lighter than a planet. I think it is expected to be lighter than a turtle, but I'm not sure of that.
2014-02-17 06:23:35 PM  
Aquapope [TotalFark]

Anybody think the Tea Party will go for funding for this? The supercolliding superconductor in Texas was killed long before the Teabaggers even existed.

Yes, it was killed before the Tea party. And not but Republicans.

Superconducting Super Collider Canceled in 1993
January 20, 1993 - January 20, 2001

103rd United States Congress
Duration: January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995
Senate Majority: Democrat Party
House Majority: Democrat Party

But keep up your derp. Your ignorant fellow lib-tard don't let facts get in their way either.

// notices none of the hypocritical total fark crybabies whined about politics in a science thread.
/// Even Neil deGrasse Tyson calls you an idiot.
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