20 November 2010

Geeks Trap Antimatter

Scientists may have been able to capture elusive atoms of antimatter, but don't expect that to lead to interstellar rocket engines or powerful bombs anytime soon.

Even as they announced the important advance in studying antimatter, they emphasized that science fiction uses of the stuff - like propelling the starship Enterprise in "Star Trek" or fueling a bomb in Dan Brown's book "Angels and Demons" - remain in the realm of the imagination.

This stuff is over my head but I think it's pretty neat. Middle school kids in Japan are probably playing with this stuff in the cafeteria by now.

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