Higgs Boson find could make light speed travel possible
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) unveiled information from the Large Hadron Collider Wednesday â€śconsistent with the long-sought Higgs boson,â€ť an elusive particle thought to help explain why matter has mass.
Scientists went into a frenzy following the announcement, speculating that it could one day make light-speed travel attainable by â€śun-massingâ€ť objects or enable large items to be launched into space by â€śswitching offâ€ť the Higgs.
CERN scientist Albert de Roeck likened it to the discovery of electricity, when he said humanity could never ever have imagined its future applications.
â€śWhatâ€™s really essential for the Higgs is that it explains how the planet could be the way that it is in the first millionth of a second in the Big Bang,â€ť de Roeck stated.
â€śCan we apply it to some thing? At this moment my imagination is too modest to do that.â€ť
A representation of traces of a proton-to-proton collision measured in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experience in the search for the Higgs boson.
Physicist Ray Volkas stated â€śalmost everybodyâ€ť was hoping that, rather than fitting the so-named Normal Model of physics â€” a theory explaining how particles fit with each other in the Universe â€” the Higgs boson would prove to be â€śsomething a bit different.â€ť
â€śIf that was the situation that would point to all sorts of new physics â€” physics that may well have something to do with dark matter,â€ť he stated, referring to the hypothetical invisible matter thought to make up considerably of the universe.
â€śIt could be, for instance, that the Higgs particle acts as a bridge between ordinary matter, which makes up atoms, and dark matter, which we know is a very crucial component of the universe.â€ť
â€śThat would have really wonderful implications for understanding all of the matter in the universe, not just ordinary atoms,â€ť he added.
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Rolf Heuer, CERN Director General, second right, Fabiola Gianotti, ATLAS experiment spokesperson, left, and Joe Incandela, CMS experiment look at a screen during a scientific seminar to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday,...
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Michael777 wrote July 9, 2012 1:15:57 AM CEST
These people must be the same ones who work at Publishers Clearing House.... They send out a memo that says 'we may have already found the Higgs Boson'... Then when you dig into the details, you find out there are a dozen more significantly difficult steps still to negotiate to get it.
It was 'theoretically there before' and now its 'theoretically been found' .... Yeah i can see why they spent all those Billions for that.