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
Comments

"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."

Please. With this Ms. Chang proves herself to be of absolutely zero utility as a competent science journalist. Which, unfortunately, makes her entirely typical of science journalists.

Posted by: b at August 13, 2007 1:11 PM

And to explaining the role of co2 in causing global warming. Which came first, the chicken ...?

Posted by: Genecis at August 13, 2007 3:40 PM

Dude, it's right here.

http://www.holoscience.com/synopsis.php?page=5

I found it, now where's my Nobel? I'll put it right next to the hockey trophies I won for coming in second place, over 30 league - woohooo!

Posted by: KRS at August 13, 2007 5:36 PM

"The problem with things that don't exist is that they take so long to find." - Ashleigh Brilliant

Posted by: jd watson at August 14, 2007 12:00 AM

They eventually found the Intermediate Vector Bosons.

They eventually produced a computer program that could beat grandmasters.

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at August 14, 2007 12:49 AM

Joseph Hertzlinger:

On the flip side, they never located Ether.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at August 14, 2007 2:55 AM

They can "find" anything--whether it exists or not. You just jigger the math.

Posted by: oj at August 14, 2007 6:21 AM
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