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Quarks Know Their Left From Their Right 150

Posted by samzenpus
from the spinning-away dept.
sciencehabit writes "How an electron interacts with other matter depends on which way it's spinning as it zips along—to the right like a football thrown by a right-handed quarterback or the left like a pigskin thrown by a lefty. Now, physicists have confirmed that quarks—the particles that join in trios to form the protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei—exhibit the same asymmetry. The result could give physics a new weapon in the grand hunt for new particles and forces. Or they can search for subtle hints of exotic new things beyond their tried-and-true standard model by studying familiar particles in great detail. In the latter approach, the new experiment gives physicists a way to probe for certain kinds of new forces."
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Quarks Know Their Left From Their Right

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  • by Janek Kozicki (722688) on Friday February 07, 2014 @05:00AM (#46183897) Journal
    and we want UTF-8 + MATHJAX support [stackoverflow.com] - the math rendering engine that is used by http://math.stackexchange.com/ [stackexchange.com]

    MATHJAX !! + UTF-8 !!
  • Re:Censorship (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 07, 2014 @08:39AM (#46184823)

    What the hell - you're actually still calling this a redesign?

    How? How could you possibly even think that - how could that even be in your mind at this point?

    It's not a redesign - it's a deconstruction, a demolition, a long and soundly rejected betrayal of all your users desires.

    It's the Ultima IX of websites.

    It's cursed by such a fetid stink that you couldn't possibly be imagining to continue with THIS beta as a base for anything that would ever be accepted as a usable end product. Could you? How could you? Really - that would be just unreal.

    Like any prototype, you've got to learn when you've failed - when you've got to drop a dead-end design, and embrace the better promise of the fresh drawing board.

    It's far FAR cheaper than trying to push this dung-ball up an infinite hill.

  • by Dcnjoe60 (682885) on Friday February 07, 2014 @09:10AM (#46184959)

    It took a day or two, but now when I google "fuck beta" all the top results are from slashdot. Yay.

    Yeah, we should be proud of that. Now slashdot has already been added to most filters, reducing access to millions of people, because of the potty mouth nerds who couldn't find a better way to articulate their frustration.

  • by meta-monkey (321000) on Friday February 07, 2014 @10:27AM (#46185597) Journal

    See, that's why I come to slashdot. Posters on reddit are neither knowledgeable enough to argue that point, nor pedantic enough to point it out.

  • by M. Baranczak (726671) on Friday February 07, 2014 @10:51AM (#46185863)

    Stack Exchange should just go ahead and write a Slashdot replacement, I'd be over there in a second. Unlike the trained chimps at Dice, they know how to do web design, they understand the concept of a site driven by user content, and they don't have contempt for their users.

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