August 13, 2007
I JUST KNOW IT WILL WORK OUT NEXT TIME...:
Detecting Dark Matter: The Race Is On (Alica Chang, 8/13/07, Associated Press)
In deep underground laboratories around the globe, a high-tech race is on to spot dark matter, the invisible cosmic glue that's believed to keep galaxies from spinning apart.
Whoever discovers the nature of dark matter would solve one of modern science's greatest mysteries and be a shoo-in for the Nobel Prize. Yet it's more than just a brainy exercise. Deciphering dark matter — along with a better understanding of another mysterious force called dark energy — could help reveal the fate of the universe.
Previous hunts for the hypothetical matter have turned up nothing, but that has not deterred some two dozen research teams from plumbing the darkness of idled mines and tunnel shafts for a fleeting glimpse.
Note the haunting similarity to socialism? Posted by Orrin Judd at August 13, 2007 12:03 PM