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(Interesting Engineering)   Scientists confirm that antimatter has struck antarctica, proving what Sheldon said   (interestingengineering.com) divider line
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2021-09-26 4:15:08 PM  
Reading that was like listening to Charlie Brown's teacher.
 
2021-09-26 4:30:34 PM  
I was most amused by how "Powerful hunk of antimatter" was a single anti-neutrino.  By that measure, my dick is a tree-trunk you might find in a stand of new saplings.
 
2021-09-26 4:38:06 PM  

dodecahedron: Reading that was like listening to Charlie Brown's teacher.


Maybe this will help...

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2021-09-26 4:46:38 PM  

phalamir: I was most amused by how "Powerful hunk of antimatter" was a single anti-neutrino.


So, I'm confused... is 6.3 petaelectronvolts more or less than the static electricity it takes to make a balloon stick to the wall?
 
2021-09-26 5:49:22 PM  

dbirchall: phalamir: I was most amused by how "Powerful hunk of antimatter" was a single anti-neutrino.

So, I'm confused... is 6.3 petaelectronvolts more or less than the static electricity it takes to make a balloon stick to the wall?


It's .0001 joule.  Not sure what that means in balloon static
 
2021-09-26 5:59:21 PM  
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh​hhhhhhhhhh..........
 
DVD
2021-09-26 6:01:57 PM  
So is it now Anti-Antarctica?
 
2021-09-26 6:02:51 PM  
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2021-09-26 6:03:40 PM  
WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?
 
2021-09-26 6:04:48 PM  
Wake me up when an ancient machine on a crater on Deimos starts firing strangelets in our direction.
 
2021-09-26 6:05:27 PM  

cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?


It's a neutrino with a goatee and a bad attitude.
 
2021-09-26 6:05:47 PM  
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2021-09-26 6:06:03 PM  

phalamir: dbirchall: phalamir: I was most amused by how "Powerful hunk of antimatter" was a single anti-neutrino.

So, I'm confused... is 6.3 petaelectronvolts more or less than the static electricity it takes to make a balloon stick to the wall?

It's .0001 joule.  Not sure what that means in balloon static


CERN can barely generate particles with even 1/1,200 that much energy.

So scale is kind of important here.
 
2021-09-26 6:06:46 PM  
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2021-09-26 6:08:20 PM  

cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?


It's right-handed instead of left-handed: https://neutrinos.fnal.g​ov/mysteries/h​andedness/
 
2021-09-26 6:09:26 PM  
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2021-09-26 6:09:40 PM  

phalamir: dbirchall: phalamir: I was most amused by how "Powerful hunk of antimatter" was a single anti-neutrino.

So, I'm confused... is 6.3 petaelectronvolts more or less than the static electricity it takes to make a balloon stick to the wall?

It's .0001 joule.  Not sure what that means in balloon static


Must be physics day on fark. The charge on a balloon is typically in the range of nanocoulombs at kilovolts, so microelectron-volts, a bit less than a PeV. 1 PeV = 0.0001 joules is the energy of a paper clip dropped from a hight of 1 cm, which is a lot for one subatomic particle.
Disclaimer: I have been drinking and may have messed up that calculation.
 
2021-09-26 6:09:48 PM  
that is um stretching it TC.  Also fark Big Bang Theory
 
2021-09-26 6:09:55 PM  
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2021-09-26 6:10:26 PM  

cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?


Zero charge. It has an opposite "lepton number" to a regular neutrino or to an electron. It might also be the same thing as a regular neutrino.
 
2021-09-26 6:11:09 PM  
Oh god we're on the wrong side of an anti neutrino gap! Increase the military budget!
 
2021-09-26 6:12:01 PM  

noitsnot: cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?

It's right-handed instead of left-handed: https://neutrinos.fnal.go​v/mysteries/handedness/


oh and if you're curious, this is a huge problem for symmetry.  The universe should have even Charge, Parity (chirality) and time direction, but uh, in every instance there is a preference, But all together they might be symmetric or some dumb shiat, it's sunday goddamn.
 
2021-09-26 6:12:58 PM  
I used to like Big Bang Theory when I was leaving it on because The News on Six was the lead in and wasn't actively watching it.  Then one hot day when I was living without air conditioning, I came home from a long day at work and actually watched an episode while eating dinner.  It was then I realized the punchline to literally, not figuratively, every joke is either, "he's a geek" or "she's a clueless ditz" and it completely ruined the show for me.  I watched a couple syndicated episodes after that, in no particular order, just whatever happened to be on, and it was the same with every episode.  It became completely unwatchable for me.
 
2021-09-26 6:13:51 PM  

phalamir: I was most amused by how "Powerful hunk of antimatter" was a single anti-neutrino.  By that measure, my dick is a tree-trunk you might find in a stand of new saplings.


"Long and thin will get it in, but short and fat is where it's at" is something nobody has ever said to me.
 
2021-09-26 6:14:46 PM  

Ivo Shandor: cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?

Zero charge. It has an opposite "lepton number" to a regular neutrino or to an electron. It might also be the same thing as a regular neutrino.


So, in other words, they really have NO FARKING CLUE what it really was?
 
2021-09-26 6:15:00 PM  

cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?


It means that this antinuetrino has a chirality Right, weak isospin +1/2, and lepton nr -1.

So, yeah. Are you so stupid you don't even know how the world around you works?!?
 
2021-09-26 6:17:05 PM  

cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?


They may or may not be the same particle.  I've spent the last seven years doing chemistry for a physics collaboration trying to answer that question.

CSB:
The American Chemical Society made me one of their Experts (charismatic chemists who can answer media questions without farking it up).  They got all of us together at a convention and had an icebreaker event.  They handed around a quiz sheet with clues about everyone, and you were supposed to go talk to people and figure out who was who.  The clue about me was "This chemist works with antimatter" because of my time on SNO+, and nobody figured out who it was, including me.  I don't do much with neutrinos on a daily basis, so I didn't see my work in the clue.

/hundreds of hours spent watching the detector, and I've seen one, and that's only because I happened to look at the screen at the right time
//plenty of muons, though
 
2021-09-26 6:18:16 PM  

noitsnot: cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?

It's right-handed instead of left-handed: https://neutrinos.fnal.go​v/mysteries/handedness/


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2021-09-26 6:18:58 PM  
It strayed.
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2021-09-26 6:19:05 PM  
The paper "report[s] the detection by the IceCube neutrino observatory of a cascade of high-energy particles (a particle shower) consistent with being created at the Glashow resonance." Because of that, "the evidence of the Glashow resonance suggests the presence of electron antineutrinos in the astrophysical flux, while also providing further validation of the standard model of particle physics."

Even the paper doesn't say that they confirmed it - what it does say is they infer it because a single instance of observed results lines up neatly with theorized results should such an occurrence happen. It's a good start, and a hell of an important event.
 
2021-09-26 6:20:22 PM  

revrendjim: phalamir: dbirchall: phalamir: I was most amused by how "Powerful hunk of antimatter" was a single anti-neutrino.

So, I'm confused... is 6.3 petaelectronvolts more or less than the static electricity it takes to make a balloon stick to the wall?

It's .0001 joule.  Not sure what that means in balloon static

Must be physics day on fark. The charge on a balloon is typically in the range of nanocoulombs at kilovolts, so microelectron-volts, a bit less than a PeV. 1 PeV = 0.0001 joules is the energy of a paper clip dropped from a hight of 1 cm, which is a lot for one subatomic particle.
Disclaimer: I have been drinking and may have messed up that calculation.


Agreed.  But the headline made it sound like Krakatoa came to Antarctica.  There is a world of difference between that and "Someone let a paper clip fall off a thin book".  That see-squared term is a real force multiplier, but in Big Boy scale it can only do so much heavy lifting.
 
2021-09-26 6:23:09 PM  
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I would try it but I'm guessing I'd likely be antineutrino also. Not a huge fan of IPA.
 
2021-09-26 6:26:21 PM  

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I would try it but I'm guessing I'd likely be antineutrino also. Not a huge fan of IPA.


It leaves the brewery as a sixpack of IPA, buy by the time you buy it, it's a party pack.
 
2021-09-26 6:28:12 PM  

Nintenfreak: that is um stretching it TC.  Also fark Big Bang Theory


Why are you bringing it up if you hate it so much?
Sheldon in the headline refers to a physicist who theorized this would happen.
Sheldon Glashow.
 
2021-09-26 6:29:55 PM  
So, did it come through the stargate or what?

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2021-09-26 6:31:43 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Nintenfreak: that is um stretching it TC.  Also fark Big Bang Theory

Why are you bringing it up if you hate it so much?
Sheldon in the headline refers to a physicist who theorized this would happen.
Sheldon Glashow.


He didn't theorize that it would happen, he knew it would because he witnessed a similar event back before they had the instrumentation in place to accurately measure the energy of the reaction.

He theorized the energy such a particle would have to have in order to produce a similar result to the event he witnessed. And he was right.
 
2021-09-26 6:31:53 PM  
Unfortunately, it froze to death
 
2021-09-26 6:32:17 PM  

noitsnot: cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?

It's right-handed instead of left-handed: https://neutrinos.fnal.go​v/mysteries/handedness/


So it's the good twin.


Captain Shaky: cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?

It means that this antinuetrino has a chirality Right, weak isospin +1/2, and lepton nr -1.

So, yeah. Are you so stupid you don't even know how the world around you works?!?


Yes.

/there's a reason that there's a saying that anyone who says that they understand quantum mechanics is lying
 
2021-09-26 6:32:25 PM  

phalamir: dbirchall: phalamir: I was most amused by how "Powerful hunk of antimatter" was a single anti-neutrino.

So, I'm confused... is 6.3 petaelectronvolts more or less than the static electricity it takes to make a balloon stick to the wall?

It's .0001 joule.  Not sure what that means in balloon static


6.3 PeV is 0.00101 joules, not 0.0001.  Which is about the average amount of work needed to push a single key on a keyboard.
 
2021-09-26 6:32:40 PM  

Exile On Beale Street: noitsnot: cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?

It's right-handed instead of left-handed: https://neutrinos.fnal.go​v/mysteries/handedness/

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Fark it, I have to post the whole scene, just because it's so goddam good. NSFW!
Silicon valley "Mean Jerk time"
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2021-09-26 6:35:37 PM  
What the fark is with the auto loading ads in that site? I had to open the link in FireFox Focus just to keep it from refreshing the page every 10 seconds
 
2021-09-26 6:35:58 PM  

a_room_with_a_moose: cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?

It's a neutrino with a goatee and a bad attitude.


Yes please.
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2021-09-26 6:36:52 PM  
I just filled the warp core in my Toyota this afternoon. Cost me $50!

/ headed to the South Pole for my free fill up
 
2021-09-26 6:41:17 PM  
revrendjim: phalamir: dbirchall: phalamir: I was most amused by how "Powerful hunk of antimatter" was a single anti-neutrino.

So, I'm confused... is 6.3 petaelectronvolts more or less than the static electricity it takes to make a balloon stick to the wall?

It's .0001 joule.  Not sure what that means in balloon static

Must be physics day on fark. The charge on a balloon is typically in the range of nanocoulombs at kilovolts, so microelectron-volts, a bit less than a PeV. 1 PeV = 0.0001 joules is the energy of a paper clip dropped from a hight of 1 cm, which is a lot for one subatomic particle.
Disclaimer: I have been drinking and may have messed up that calculation.



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2021-09-26 6:42:04 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: a_room_with_a_moose: cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?

It's a neutrino with a goatee and a bad attitude.

Yes please.
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2021-09-26 6:44:26 PM  

Captain Shaky: cheeseaholic: WTF is an antineutrino?  It has the opposite charge as a neutrino?

It means that this antinuetrino has a chirality Right, weak isospin +1/2, and lepton nr -1.

So, yeah. Are you so stupid you don't even know how the world around you works?!?


You're an evil human being, and that pleases me.
 
2021-09-26 6:44:30 PM  
And this is exactly why the people claiming that the LHC might destroy the world and shouldn't be switched on were idiots; nature regularly produces collisions with several orders of magnitude more energy than anything the LHC could ever dream of.
 
2021-09-26 6:45:12 PM  
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2021-09-26 6:49:27 PM  
But where was the Earth-shattering kaboom I was promised?
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2021-09-26 6:50:28 PM  
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