DailyDirt: When He's Underwater Does He Get Wet? Nobody Knows. Particle Man.

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The field of modern particle physics seems like an exclusive club. Fundamental particles are literally everywhere, but it's not quite practical to observe a Higgs Boson in your kitchen. Sure, you could build your own cloud chamber and see some cosmic rays, but making your own TeV particle collider takes a bit more expertise. Maybe experimental evidence for theoretical physics is highly overrated anyway. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: antiparticle, baryons, cern, glueballs, gluons, guts, large hadron collider, lhc, majorana fermion, oddballs, particle physics, pentaquark, physics, qcd, quantum chromodynamics, qubits


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jul 2015 @ 7:55pm

    Maybe experimental evidence for theoretical physics is highly overrated anyway.
    But how can we be sure of anything if we can't Put It to the Test?

    (https://youtu.be/9kf51FpBuXQ?list=PLDBF7013E18EADA9B)

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  2. identicon
    Mike Matloff, 15 Jul 2015 @ 11:38pm

    Particle physics discovery

    Just a quick note that it's not "petaquark," it's "pentaquark," meaning a combination of five (5) quarks.

    Mike

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    orbitalinsertion (profile), 16 Jul 2015 @ 1:00am

    Re:

    The linked article, and the imagination that there is a "crisis" and that this is a "deep philosophical question are... deeply lol-worthy. There are multiplicities of other theories. Incomplete ones, never mind, which are unexplained in themselves, but from which you can derive, e.g., the standard model, but what does that other 99% of the math even mean?

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    Klaus, 16 Jul 2015 @ 4:54am

    How to Build a Cloud Chamber

    Apparently you need lots of alcohol. 'nuff said.

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  5. icon
    Jeffrey Nonken (profile), 16 Jul 2015 @ 7:54am

    Thumbs up for the TMBG quote in the headline. "Or does the water get him instead?"

    Irrelevant side note: I've concluded that Triangle Man is a bully and kind of an asshole.

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  6. icon
    Michael Ho (profile), 16 Jul 2015 @ 7:56am

    Re: Particle physics discovery

    Oops thanks for pointing out that typo

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  7. icon
    Not That Chris (profile), 16 Jul 2015 @ 8:08am

    Since you asked...

    I like to believe that the water gets Particle Man-ny.

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