Scientists capture antimatter atoms in particle breakthrough

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    Scientists capture antimatter atoms in particle breakthrough - CNN.com

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    What real-world applications does this have? What, beyond mental masturbation and strange new philosophies, can we expect to get out of this research?
     
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    That's so fucking cool!
     
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    further research into the area could definitively prove theories on the origins of life / the universe itself
     
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    we won't need dilithium crystal to power the warp engines!
     
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    Old news, I have a mason jar full of those in my cellar.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    We never know for certain where the quest for knowlege may some day lead us.
     
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    do they go bad?
    And like some cheeses how would one tell?
     
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    1) That would fall under mental masturbation

    2) No, it can't. We cannot recreate under controlled conditions the 'beginning' of our own universe and subject the experiment to peer review. All we can do is continue to experiment and research and gather evidence supporting or refuting a given model. We cannot 'prove' these theories any more than we can scientifically 'prove' Abe Lincoln existed and sat at a given table on a given day.

    I repeat: What real-world applications does this have? What, beyond mental masturbation and strange new philosophies, can we expect to get out of this research?

    I'm not seeing why they're spending money on this given the current economic situation.
     
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