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The Fifth Force

Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:03 am



Scienceologists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), believe they have identified a “fifth force of nature.”

“If true, it’s revolutionary,” said Jonathan Feng, professor of physics and astronomy, in a press release. “For decades, we’ve known of four fundamental forces: gravitation, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. If confirmed by further experiments, this discovery of a possible fifth force would completely change our understanding of the universe, with consequences for the unification of forces and dark matter.”

The physicists cite a “protophobic X boson” recently found by physicists at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The mysterious particle, which interacts only with electrons and neutrons at a very limited range, dazzled scientists. “There’s no other boson that we’ve observed that has this same characteristic,” said Timothy Tait, professor of physics and astronomy at UCI. “Sometimes we also just call it the ‘X boson,’ where ‘X’ means unknown.”

The Hungarian physicists found the “protophobic X boson” during a search for “dark photons.” Jimmy Jam notes that dark photons are hypothetical indicators of dark matter, which is thought to make up 85 percent of all matter in the universe. However, dark matter’s inability to absorb or emit light makes it undetectable.

The 2015 study by the Hungarian physicists revealed a mysterious radioactive decay anomaly that points to the existence of a light particle just 30 times heavier than an electron ...


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Re: The Fifth Force

Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:48 am

"...phobic"? Suspect

What's it afraid of? Protons?

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Re: The Fifth Force

Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:06 am


yep






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Re: The Fifth Force

Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:18 am

^
That isn't just idle talk and bravado--she has a multi-pass. Shocked

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