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India To Build Neutrino Observatory 102

Posted by samzenpus
from the look-closely dept.
TeriMaKiChooth writes "Only the fifth in the world, the facility is being called one of the biggest and most ambitious scientific projects ever undertaken by India. About 90 scientists from 26 organizations will be involved in the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO), organizers say. Neutrinos are elusive, nearly mass-less elementary particles, sometimes called 'ghost particles.'"
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India To Build Neutrino Observatory

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  • 2012 (Score:2, Funny)

    by pieisgood (841871)

    I remember this from somewhere... hmmmmmmm

    • Re: (Score:1, Offtopic)

      by MichaelSmith (789609)

      Horrible film. I have to pretend to like it because my family gave me the DVD for my birthday. Now I know it was full of holes but that russian guy paid three billion bucks for three seats on a ship he could have built a smaller version of for fifty million. It just had to be at the top of a mountain and able to cope with rough water.

      And all those Indian people fleeing from the water. They could have walked to high ground and had a chance...

      • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

        by Lord Byron II (671689)

        I liked the plane flying through crevice gag:

        1. Taking off from LA(?), the family's small plane falls into the Earth as the runway falls into a sinkhole. The plane must avoid falling debris, but eventually climbs out.

        2. Taking off from Yellowstone, the family's small plane falls into the Earth as the runway falls into a sinkhole. The plane must avoid falling debris, but eventually climbs out.

        3. Taking off from Las Vegas, the family's large plane falls into the Earth as the runway falls into a sinkhole. The

        • Omigod, aside from the repetitive falling runway gag, that movie was full of so much bad movie physics it was barely watchable. Like the Antonov transport plane climbing like a Harrier Jump Jet, or the giant ship bigger than the biggest oil supertanker having a stopping distance of 200 metres instead of 50 odd miles. Then there's the infuriating driving for five minutes looking at everything except the road. That's just inexcusable bad acting.

      • I really, really liked how in the midst of all the panic, chaos and destruction, all the cellular networks and intercontinental connections are still running just fine, just so that the Indian researcher can give one last call to his family. How incredibly convenient!

        Possibly the worst movie ever (well maybe Transformers was even worse). I need to see it again. Drunk.

  • The submitter's name (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 21, 2010 @05:57AM (#33971516)

    is a real bad swear word!

    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by MichaelSmith (789609)

      In what language?

      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by vijaykiran (789275)
        In Hindi.
        • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

          In Hindi.

          Yeah....and....the translation please?

          • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 21, 2010 @06:14AM (#33971598)
            Teri = Your MaKi = Mother's Chooth = Derogatory word for Vagina
            • Teri = Your MaKi = Mother's Chooth = Derogatory word for Vagina

              Ohh!

              It's "cunt" in English!

            • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

              Teri = Your MaKi = Mother's Chooth = Derogatory word for Vagina

              Yes, folks should use more polite terms, like, "Pussy Galore" (James Bond), or "Alotta Fagina" (Austin Powers).

              Does anyone else have other examples of international super spies having sidekicks, whose names are euphemisms for female genitalia?

              Oh, and good luck to India on this project. Although one could argue that the money would have been better spent on social infrastructure projects, I believe that high tech projects like this tend to "bootstrap" countries.

              • by mooingyak (720677)

                Yes, folks should use more polite terms, like, "Pussy Galore" (James Bond)

                We took the kids to a movie (forget which one) and that was where I first saw a promo for "Cats and Dogs 2: The revenge of Kitty Galore" My wife couldn't understand why I was laughing. She was only mildly amused when I explained.

              • Although one could argue that the money would have been better spent on social infrastructure projects,

                No, one couldn't. One has seen this canard a squillion times on /. over the years and one gets ready to punch the monitor every time one sees it.

    • by pieisgood (841871)

      I always knew my mother was talented, now I'll remember to wash my hands after using the keyboard every time!

  • Ghost particle? (Score:3, Informative)

    by invisiblerhino (1224028) on Thursday October 21, 2010 @06:26AM (#33971626)

    I'm a particle physics grad student, and I swear I have never heard anyone refer to them as ghost particles. This seems to be BBC science writers only...

    • by IrquiM (471313)
      I take it you're not a follower of PBS Nova then?
    • They only teach you the cool jargon in the doctorate program. I can't wait to see the fizzlepop numbers on the splugorthian sets after the booboowhistles reach critical mass.

      Dr. McSmartipants

  • as long as its not built by cowboys

  • by digitaldc (879047) * on Thursday October 21, 2010 @07:33AM (#33971890)
    "Dr Jaikumar expects the project to enhance understanding of the universe and the Earth's structure, as well as volcanic activity and how tsunamis are formed." Oh okay, but HOW do neutrinos affect volanic activity and tsunamis exactly? Could we get a 1-2 sentence further explanation of what the heck you are talking about?
  • India to build only the world's 5th ever neutrino observatory at 1/4th the cost of an Indian home http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antilia_(building) [wikipedia.org]

  • Analysts says that in the first quarter of 2011 the mine industry of Cho Ming Tibet will sky rocket and will need to hire people from other areas just to meet the large demand of mine worker.

  • >Neutrinos are elusive, nearly mass-less elementary particles, sometimes called 'ghost particles.'"

    Gee, thanks for defining that for us. I mean, it's not like the general public have been hearing about these "neutrinos" since the 70s. I mean, Carl Sagan certainly never talked about them. And it is so incredibly rare to hear the science media mention them - they hardly get any airtime at all, like k mesons, and unlike electrons or photons.

  • Those neutrinos are some totally radical dudes!!!

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