Say Hello To The Majorana Particle!

October 5, 2014 9:02 PM

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Say Hello To The Majorana Particle!

Anyone who has watched those science fiction movies where starships fly around at top speeds knows that the characters will talk about how their anti-matter fuel or pods or whatever are either running out, need replacements, or are about to explode. That’s because anti-matter, a real particle is grist-for-the-mill regarding the imaginative writers who come up with these stories.

Theorized but only discovered in the late 20th century, anti-matter was thought to cause an explosion of power when it met a particle of matter. It’s rare but scientists have been able to maintain it for brief periods of time but there was one physicist who postulated that there would be a particle ...

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