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Cern Researchers Look to Create Flubber

05/01/2013 12:04 PM

" Cern Researchers Look Into Anti-Gravity With Antimatter.....

Could anti-gravity be the next science fiction technology we tackle? A group of researchers working at Cern in Switzerland seem to think so.

The scientists are currently experimenting with antimatter as a possible means to create an anti-gravity propulsion system. Antimatter particles act as a reverse to regular matter, holding an equal but opposite electric charge. Scientists are still unsure how antimatter would respond to gravity, but the leading notion is that it may "fall up" instead of down.(help I've fallen up and I can't get down?)

Cern's "Alpha" experiment may be the next step towards confirming that idea. Alpha stands for the Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus, and the device is designed to trap antimatter "atoms" for study. The "antihydrogen" mentioned in the acronym is an atom composed of the opposite of hydrogen's' proton and electron: an antiproton and positron.

In 2011, Alpha researchers were able to trap antihydrogen atoms for 1,000 seconds; and earlier this year, they've gone back to that data to test how the antimatter responds to gravity."

http://www.latinospost.com/articles/17952/20130501/cern-researchers-look-anti-gravity-antimatter.htm

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05/01/2013 9:32 PM

Beam me up Scotty.

Nothing surprises me any more.

The only problem is that we may be done in, someday, by unintended consequences of this, GMO, fracking induced earthquakes, or some other as yet undiscovered miracle cure for something.

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05/01/2013 9:48 PM

Is an antimatter based GMO being injected into a fault line fracking job on your list of things that wouldn't surprise you?

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05/01/2013 10:34 PM

I'm past worrying about what's going to get me.....I've been dodging death for 60+ years, and as far as I'm concerned, I won....Every day going forward is just icing on the cake.....

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05/02/2013 11:21 AM

Wake me up when they find out, OK?

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05/02/2013 3:08 PM

Well if they can discover anything that effects gravity, I'm sure it will be shouted from the rooftops....and the wacko's will tell us it most certainly will cause death....lol

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05/03/2013 4:42 PM

Gravity causes death!

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05/03/2013 4:50 PM

It's the sudden stop that kills you, not the gravity.

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05/06/2013 12:55 AM

Gravity is fun !

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