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(Phys Org2)   Yesterday upon the stair, I saw a thing that was not there. It was not there again today. I think it's from the CIA   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Followup, Dark matter, dark matter, search of particles, ordinary matter, new ideas, heavier dark matter candidates, steady wind of dark matter, type of quasiparticle  
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2020-06-17 3:53:12 AM  
I understand particle physicists have a new machine they use to clutch at straws in the hope some dark matter is present
 
2020-06-17 4:11:45 AM  
"Dark matter is always flowing through us, even in this room" says Zurek

Zurek: You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister... you were right. [dies]
 
2020-06-17 5:42:10 AM  
To paraphrase, we know so little about dark matter that we can justify trying almost anything. If that includes a tabletop magnetic experiment sitting in a deep hole somewhere, fine with me. Holes are not hard to come by and it will keep some grad students busy for a while.
 
2020-06-17 6:05:32 AM  
Wake up people! 5G is a CIA experiment to control dark matter and its side effect is COVID19!
 
2020-06-17 6:23:05 AM  
"New ideas"? Like ... the Padme experiment which has been running for a few years now?
 
2020-06-17 8:25:18 AM  
Quoting MAD Magazine, eh, subby?
 
2020-06-17 8:26:19 AM  

jakedata: we know so little about dark matter that we can justify trying almost anything


Galaxies hold together like they have more gravity than we can see.  That's about the entire extent of our knowledge.
 
2020-06-17 9:14:38 AM  
Dark matter exists. Rather, phenomena exist for which dark matter is a placeholder explanation. 

Marcus Aurelius: Galaxies hold together like they have more gravity than we can see.  That's about the entire extent of our knowledge.


That's one phenomenon. The gravitational lensing of distant light is another. The mass distribution in galaxy collisions is a third. And depending on your opinion of cosmologists, the amount of visible matter vs predicted dark energy leaves a fairly large energy gap that dark matter would fill.
 
2020-06-17 9:47:30 AM  

pup.socket: "New ideas"? Like ... the Padme experiment which has been running for a few years now?


New ideas like lighter dark matter than previously looked for apparently
 
2020-06-17 10:34:50 AM  

johnny_vegas: pup.socket: "New ideas"? Like ... the Padme experiment which has been running for a few years now?

New ideas like lighter dark matter than previously looked for apparently


It was "new" in 1985.
 
Kiz [BareFark]
2020-06-17 10:35:46 AM  
My personal guess- imperfections in the fabric of space time which distort gravity but are not made of particles at all. :-)
 
2020-06-17 11:00:56 AM  

pup.socket: johnny_vegas: pup.socket: "New ideas"? Like ... the Padme experiment which has been running for a few years now?

New ideas like lighter dark matter than previously looked for apparently

It was "new" in 1985.


*shrug* If you say so, the article says the lead scientist has been espousing it for at least a decade.  Still not sure what the PADME work has to do with it
 
2020-06-17 11:05:34 AM  
The Little Blue man by Betty Johnson
Youtube hAbU6-Yuuy0
 
2020-06-17 12:38:42 PM  
Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World (MTV Unplugged)
Youtube fregObNcHC8

IMO the headline is from the poem "The man who wasn't there"


Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
I wish, I wish he'd go away...
When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn't see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don't you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don't slam the door... (slam!)
Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
Oh, how I wish he'd go away.

David Bowie wrote the original song based on this poem
 
2020-06-17 2:04:30 PM  
At last, the Sons of Ether are staging a resurgence of the Luminiferous Aether!  Arise, my brothers and sisters, and throw off the shackles of the Technocracy!
 
2020-06-17 6:11:49 PM  

pup.socket: "New ideas"? Like ... the Padme experiment which has been running for a few years now?


crinz83: "Dark matter is always flowing through us, even in this room" says Zurek

Zurek: You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister... you were right. [dies]


NO NO!  Everyone stop this silliness now
 
2020-06-17 6:37:45 PM  

PirateKing: Dark matter exists. Rather, phenomena exist for which dark matter is a placeholder explanation. 

Marcus Aurelius: Galaxies hold together like they have more gravity than we can see.  That's about the entire extent of our knowledge.

That's one phenomenon. The gravitational lensing of distant light is another. The mass distribution in galaxy collisions is a third. And depending on your opinion of cosmologists, the amount of visible matter vs predicted dark energy leaves a fairly large energy gap that dark matter would fill.


I'll believe in dark matter when I can blame it for my weight gain.
 
2020-06-17 10:32:34 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: PirateKing: Dark matter exists. Rather, phenomena exist for which dark matter is a placeholder explanation. 

Marcus Aurelius: Galaxies hold together like they have more gravity than we can see.  That's about the entire extent of our knowledge.

That's one phenomenon. The gravitational lensing of distant light is another. The mass distribution in galaxy collisions is a third. And depending on your opinion of cosmologists, the amount of visible matter vs predicted dark energy leaves a fairly large energy gap that dark matter would fill.

I'll believe in dark matter when I can blame it for my weight gain.


Well, technically there are probably billions of dark matter particles passing through you right now...
 
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