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Re: weapons potential?

From: Roger Books <books@m...>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 08:37:19 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: weapons potential?

On 25-Jul-01 at 19:27, ( wrote:
> Ugh, geek humor. *shudder*
> ***
> By then fiddling with the magnetic fields, the researchers shrunk the
> condensate and forced a tiny explosion, which they say resembles a
> supernova, albeit in a microscopic level.
> The team has dubbed the explosion a bosenova.
> ***
> Have to admit, though, 50% conversion, if true, is DAMN impressive.
> needs antimatter?

In the interview with the scientists who ran the experiment you
find they suspect either the missing atoms were blown out to
fast for them to pick up _or_ formed molecules their equipment
couldn't pick up.

In other words they don't suspect matter->energy conversion.

You have to follow things in MSNBC back to the source, they
tend to sensationalize a bit.

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