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Eridani 11-19-2010 07:03 AM

Antimatter stabilized in warp field at CERN
 
Every time some bit of Star Trek technology comes true, I get excited.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/large-hadron-collider-traps-antimatter/story-fn5fsgyc-122595629086

The same news site also posted a very funny apology for getting the captains mixed up:
http://www.news.com.au/technology/we...-1225947119042

NCC-73515 11-19-2010 11:00 AM

No warp field.

USS_Essex 11-20-2010 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eridani (Post 310649)
The same news site also posted a very funny apology for getting the captains mixed up:
http://www.news.com.au/technology/we...-1225947119042

And there are still so many errors in that article. Doesn't anyone research before posting anymore?

- NNC-1701
- Kirk's last command was the ambassador class NNC-1701-C
- after losing the original Enterprise to the Klingons, Captain Kirk was given the Excelsior Class Enterprise-B as a stop-gap measure until the refit of the Enterprise-A was completed
- Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E were in fact, the first of the Galaxy Class models and were under the command of Captain Picard.

Eridani 11-21-2010 07:24 AM

The original article is published by Nature at http://www.nature.com/news/2010/1011...l/468355a.html
but I chose to share the news.com.au article here because of its Trek-related illustration and amusing Trekkie-tweaking.

The anti-hydrogen is actually held in a magnetic field:
Quote:

The ALPHA researchers used an octupole magnet, produced by the current flowing in eight wires, to create a magnetic field that was strongest near the walls of the trap, falling to a minimum at the centre, causing the atoms to collect there.
Similar to a warp core assembly http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Warp_core
CERN has also been working on lining up antimatter
Quote:

Yasunori Yamazaki, an atomic physicist at the Advanced Science Institute in Saitama, part of Japan's RIKEN network of research labs, now says the group has produced such a beam
Think injector coils leading to dilithium articulation frame.

Obviously the science is not going to mirror the science fiction precisely, but the fact that it's so close is just neat.

NCC-73515 11-21-2010 12:48 PM

A magnetic field is nothing unusual and not a warp field.

Eridani 11-21-2010 02:34 PM

And why is a warp field so important to this discussion?
update:
Why is a complete lack of whimsy so important to this discussion?

tomcatjosh 11-22-2010 05:44 PM

Great Great Great GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT News!

I-Am-Zim 11-23-2010 05:16 AM

YAY!!! Anitmatter!!!!!

kevin 11-23-2010 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NCC-73515 (Post 310672)
A magnetic field is nothing unusual and not a warp field.

I suspect they were not trying to create one.......................

NCC-73515 11-23-2010 12:30 PM

Exactly.


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