The Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Japanese scientist Takaaki Kajita, and Canadian scientist, Arthur P. McDonald
I've always been fascinated by the idea that we are constantly being bombarded by these tiny neutrinos every day all day, and that they pass through us and the Earth every day all day.
Physicist Lawrence Krauss explains why Nobel Prize winning physicists, Takaaki Kajita's and Arthur B. McDonald's recent discovery, that neutrinos have mass, is so important:
"This is exotic and amazing stuff, but why should neutrino oscillations and neutrino masses be worthy of popular, or even scientific, interest? The reason is simple. In the standard model of particle physics, developed throughout the last fifty years of the twentieth century—the model which has correctly described every other observation that has been made in particle accelerators and other experiments, and which represents perhaps the greatest intellectual adventure that science has ever seen—neutrinos have to be massless. The discovery of a massive neutrino, therefore, tells us that something is missing. The standard model cannot be complete. There is new physics remaining to be discovered, perhaps at the Large Hadron Collider, or by means of another machine that has yet to be built."
WAY, WAY, WAY OFF TOPIC:
The students at UT-Austin have a wicked sense of humor!:
Dildos to replace guns at UT-Austin campus carry protest
9:22 a.m. Oct. 10 via Houston Chronicle
AUSTIN - Hundreds of students at the University of Texas at Austin will protest a new law that allows students to carry guns on campus not with signs or sit-ins, but by "strapping gigantic swinging dildos to our backpacks." Their mantra?
Cocks not Glocks!