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(IFL Science)   First we had solid, liquid and gas. Then came plasma, supercritical fluid, and nuclear pasta. But now come the millennial hipster states of matter: excitons, tetraquarks, and dropletons. You've probably never heard of them   (iflscience.com) divider line 29
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2014-07-01 04:23:35 PM  
They sound like Star Trek villains
 
2014-07-01 05:27:23 PM  
tetraquarks and the dropletons?   Great band.    Superficial Fluid is set to be a decent début  LP
 
2014-07-01 05:53:40 PM  
Like slithy toves, do they gyre and gimble in the wabe? ;p
 
2014-07-01 05:55:15 PM  
I used to like them, before they sold out and went mainstream.
 
2014-07-01 06:05:45 PM  
Hadn't heard of "nuclear pasta" before, and looking it up on Wikipedia I'm guessing that astrophysicists are just
farking with us now. I  think that any study of matter that examines the "gnocci phase" seems pulled out of the ass of a physicist who had to skip lunch to answer press questions.
 
2014-07-01 06:25:35 PM  
reality.... it is much weirder than we know
 
2014-07-01 06:34:40 PM  

ArkAngel: They sound like Star Trek villains


I'll have you know that my klezmer/bluegrass band is called "The Purple Dropletons". We cross-dress except for Pride Week.
 
2014-07-01 06:35:13 PM  
Um.  Yes I have.  Excitons have been around since before hipsters, tardby.
 
2014-07-01 06:35:41 PM  

colinspooky: tetraquarks and the dropletons?   Great band.    Superficial Fluid is set to be a decent début  LP


I found some superficial fluid in my pants this morning. I just wish it were supercritical.
 
2014-07-01 06:58:44 PM  
poop thread?
 
2014-07-01 07:10:17 PM  
Now they're just making stuff up.
 
2014-07-01 07:33:04 PM  

Carolus99: Hadn't heard of "nuclear pasta" before, and looking it up on Wikipedia


Someone posted this in another thread today: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomizer
 
2014-07-01 07:45:11 PM  
I was leaving trails of dropletons in the woods before it was cool.
 
2014-07-01 07:49:33 PM  
I like my nuclear pasta to be sourced responsibly for fair-trade free-range organic nuclear pasta trees.
 
2014-07-01 07:53:06 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: Carolus99: Hadn't heard of "nuclear pasta" before, and looking it up on Wikipedia

Someone posted this in another thread today: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomizer


Oh that's wonderful
 
2014-07-01 08:00:15 PM  
Excitons aren't really a state of matter: They're like phonons. They're cheats used by physicists because it's WAY EASIER to calculate using 'em, and because they do *act like* a particle.
 
2014-07-01 09:29:00 PM  
These are the names of the lubes I use...  ;)

 I'm getting an exciton...watch out for the supercritical fluid.

/seriously, I love this shiat.
 
2014-07-01 09:50:50 PM  

Felgraf: Excitons aren't really a state of matter: They're like phonons. They're cheats used by physicists because it's WAY EASIER to calculate using 'em, and because they do *act like* a particle.


And Ulrich Schnauss isn't really shoegaze.
 
2014-07-01 09:52:23 PM  

AlgaeRancher: reality.... it is much weirder than we know


Weirder than we can imagine.
 
2014-07-01 09:52:50 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-07-01 09:56:09 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: Carolus99: Hadn't heard of "nuclear pasta" before, and looking it up on Wikipedia

Someone posted this in another thread today: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomizer


The thread just below this one, as a matter of fact.
 
2014-07-01 10:09:38 PM  
I just farted.
 
2014-07-01 11:49:13 PM  
*sings* The sun is a miasma of incandescent plasma
 
2014-07-01 11:52:50 PM  
The sun is a miasma of incandescent plasma....
 
2014-07-01 11:53:39 PM  

Sgeo: *sings* The sun is a miasma of incandescent plasma


Damn "NO CARRIER" errors...
 
2014-07-02 12:53:18 AM  
Until we come up with the Shizuma Drive:
www.inetres.com
I refuse to take this gobbledygook seriously.
 
2014-07-02 04:06:33 AM  

Carolus99: Hadn't heard of "nuclear pasta" before, and looking it up on Wikipedia I'm guessing that astrophysicists are just
farking with us now. I  think that any study of matter that examines the "gnocci phase" seems pulled out of the ass of a physicist who had to skip lunch to answer press questions.


Sounds like someone was touched by His Noodly Appendage.
 
2014-07-02 07:55:07 AM  

Carolus99: Hadn't heard of "nuclear pasta" before, and looking it up on Wikipedia I'm guessing that astrophysicists are just
farking with us now. I  think that any study of matter that examines the "gnocci phase" seems pulled out of the ass of a physicist who had to skip lunch to answer press questions.


I thought you were making that up so I looked for myself and discovered there are also lasagna, spaghetti and penne phases.
 
2014-07-02 01:05:12 PM  

Carolus99: Hadn't heard of "nuclear pasta" before, and looking it up on Wikipedia I'm guessing that astrophysicists are just
farking with us now. I  think that any study of matter that examines the "gnocci phase" seems pulled out of the ass of a physicist who had to skip lunch to answer press questions.


Although these terms that physicists come up with may seem strange, they do have a certain charm.
 
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