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    • Edger on May 19, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Not math!!!! It’s too early!

  1. Damn that 8th grade algebra teacher. Let’s see, he’s at least 100 years old now.  

  2. I think I missed a day or two but what the heck.

    Good Human has a free giveaway offer for a drawing to win a $50 certificate for products from Equal Exchange Co-op.

  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P

    Which means the higher the frequency of an electromagnetic wave the higher the energy.

    That brings us to the early microwave oven.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M

    915 Megahertz with current cell phone bands around 965 megahertz.

    Which is why I don’t own a cell phone.

    • TMC on May 19, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    A New Clue to Explain Existence

    Physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are reporting that they have discovered a new clue that could help unravel one of the biggest mysteries of cosmology: why the universe is composed of matter and not its evil-twin opposite, antimatter. If confirmed, the finding portends fundamental discoveries at the new Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva, as well as a possible explanation for our own existence.

    In a mathematically perfect universe, we would be less than dead; we would never have existed. According to the basic precepts of Einsteinian relativity and quantum mechanics, equal amounts of matter and antimatter should have been created in the Big Bang and then immediately annihilated each other in a blaze of lethal energy, leaving a big fat goose egg with which to make stars, galaxies and us. And yet we exist, and physicists (among others) would dearly like to know why.

    Sifting data from collisions of protons and antiprotons at Fermilab’s Tevatron, which until last winter was the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the team, known as the DZero collaboration, found that the fireballs produced pairs of the particles known as muons, which are sort of fat electrons, slightly more often than they produced pairs of anti-muons. So the miniature universe inside the accelerator went from being neutral to being about 1 percent more matter than antimatter.

    “This result may provide an important input for explaining the matter dominance in our universe,” Guennadi Borissov, a co-leader of the study from Lancaster University, in England, said in a talk Friday at Fermilab, in Batavia, Ill. Over the weekend, word spread quickly among physicists. Maria Spiropulu of CERN and the California Institute of Technology called the results “very impressive and inexplicable.”

    The results have now been posted on the Internet and submitted to the Physical Review.

    h/t to Aravosis @ AMERICAblog another math geek. 🙂

  4. Professor Sostoris

    Noted archaeologist, gifted scholar

    Dug amonst the cultures of the past

    And found

    The original cosmic design and blueprint

    For the teeter totter.

    By the light of kerosene

    Knealing over the rubric clay

    He read:

    “Relationship, Einstein, Fritz Perls, and the Teeter Totter”

    Sorry, Fritz

    But

    What E=MC2rd

    Really means

    Is

    If the other guy

    Jumps up and down

    Hard enough

    On his end

    Of the teeter totter

    The board’s gonna break

    And both end up with the muddy tusch!

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