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Brookhaven Physicists Produce "Doubly Strange Nuclei" 7 writes: "Advanced physics news! Physicists have produced double "strange quarks" atoms using the biggest Proton Beam Laser on Earth... "UPTON, NY - Strange science has taken a great leap forward at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, physicists have produced a significant number of "doubly strange nuclei," or nuclei containing two strange quarks. Studies of these nuclei will help scientists explore the forces between nuclear particles, particularly within so-called strange matter, and may contribute to a better understanding of neutron stars, the super dense remains of burnt-out stars, which are thought to contain large quantities of strange quarks.""
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Brookhaven Physicists Produce "Doubly Strange Nuclei"

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  • I read an article a few years back that explained how scientists at CERN, IIRC were trying to determine if there was any chance that perhaps these experiments would cause an unexpected chain reaction that would destroy the world....glad to see we're still around.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Gee brain, what are we going to do tomorrow night?

    The same thing we do every night pinky?

    Read slashdot?

    No, produce double strange nuclei and take over the world!
  • Scientist1: Hey, check this out.

    Scientist2: Wow... that's strange.

    Scientist1: Really strange.

    Scientist2: It's more than just regular strange, it's... strange strange.

    Scientist1: Yup, doubly strange.

    Scientist2: I wonder how we should call it?

    And the rest, of course, is history.

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