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HOLY COW... the current point system sure makes the points come quick. 10 Million... wow!
As for the compliments on the beard... conditioner, gotta use good conditioner and brush it.
If any of you thought Fermilab was done with headlines... Neutrinos are the most abundant but least understood partcle and they are flying through us every second. There are three "flavors" of Neutrinos and they are kind of weird and hard to detect in a scientific environment. So, build the detector underground to help filter out as much as you can... So, you see them now but these flavors don't make sense. The only consistent sources are the Sun and a supernova.
In comes Fermilab... Fermilab can make them and detect them but why not shoot through the ground over 500 miles to a 50 feet tall x 50 feet wide x 200 feet long, 15,000+ ton detector in Ash River, Minnesota. Fermilab generates a world record, 521 kilowatt (soon to be 700 kilowatt) beam and sends it to the 300 ton near target located at Fermilab. The Neutrinos are detected as they slip by uninhibited towards the Ash River target 500 miles away. When they zip through the target, Fermilab can see if they changed... AND THEY DID.
So, 200 muons (one flavor of neutrino) were detected at the near detector. If Neutrinos are stable (which is NOT the theory) then 200 muons should arrive at the far detector. But only 33 arrived. They changed...
BTW, I helped setup their computing needs and remotely managed many of their computers during the construction...
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