a new particle and a new force in physics discovered

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    A particle accelerator in the US has shown compelling hints of a never-before-seen particle, researchers say.

    The find must be more fully confirmed, but researchers at the Tevatron are racing to work through existing data.

    If proved, it will be a completely new, unanticipated particle; researchers say it cannot be the much sought-after Higgs boson.

    It could also signal a new fundamental force of nature, and the most radical change in physics for decades.

    BBC News - Tevatron accelerator yields hints of new particle
     
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    Wrong.

    The scientist say that this might possibly be either a new particle or a new force, not both. On top of that it is most likely that they just do not understand something properly and that this will be easily explained. It is extremely interesting, but light years away from what you claim it is.
     
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    If it is in fact true, Dr Hooper believes that the mystery particle represents an undiscovered "fundamental force".

    "We'd essentially be saying there's a new force of nature being communicated by the particle. We know that there's four forces: electromagnetism, gravity, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. This would be the fifth; every freshman physics class would have to change their textbooks."

    BBC News - Tevatron accelerator yields hints of new particle
     
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    If the findings hold up, they likely indicate the production of a new, unknown particle that is not predicted by the Standard Model, the current gold standard theory of the fundamental laws of physics. A completely new type of force, or interaction, is also likely to be involved. Interestingly, several models proposed in recent years that postulate the existence of new fundamental interactions beyond those known today would create an excess similar to the one seen in the new data.

    Physics community buzzing over possible new particle
     
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    Assuming the effect is real, the directional preference suggests the existence of a new elementary particle, not predicted by the standard model. The particle could be the messenger of a new type of force that interacts with top quarks — along with their antiparticles — in such a way as to cause the asymmetry.

    Researchers are truly abuzz about the possibility that the proposed particle could be within the grasp of the Large Hadron Collider, near Geneva. If the asymmetry arises from some new type of particle just slightly too massive for the Tevatron to produce, the LHC could produce the particles directly, possibly by the end of 2011, says Markus Schulze of Johns Hopkins University.

    Finding such a particle, Schulze says, “would be a beautiful and delicate signal of physics beyond the standard model.”

    LHC Locking In on New Elementary Particle | Wired Science | Wired.com
     
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    Liberals. Always "discovering" stuff. Conservatives don't like science. They have the occult.
     
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    No, conservatives have mythology.

    Only 9% of scientists are Republicans.
     
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    It is in fact not true, but feel free getting your science news from people that think that the Earth is flat if you want to.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/06/science/06particle.html?_r=1

    "If it holds up" is a order of magnitude away from the shit you are posting.
     
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    Why didn't either of you science lovers comment about the political attacks on science I started threads about? Is it because you actually hate science, and only like lefty politics?
     
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    you mean the science of the occult
     

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