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by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: Does Relativistic mass yield real mass?
Replies: 1
Views: 998

Re: Does Relativistic mass yield real mass?

I'm not an expert but I'm going to have a stab at roughly explaining this. The important thing to remember to help you understand all that is e=mc^2 When you get down to the quantum level energy and mass become readily interchangeable. That is why, for instance, the mass of sub atomic particles are ...
by DCWhitworth
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Physicists plan to build a bigger LHC
Replies: 1
Views: 2018

Re: Physicists plan to build a bigger LHC

Hmmm, interesting but I think this was old news even when the article was published. The vLHC is just one of a series of ideas on how to move on.
by DCWhitworth
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: asdsadsa
Replies: 4
Views: 2316

Re: asdsadsa

Amazing, someone in Kentucky using an Indian IP.
by DCWhitworth
Mon May 26, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Causes Lightning?
Replies: 16
Views: 5123

Re: What Causes Lightning?

Until I read the article I thought the same, but now I think the idea is plausible. Lightning isn't a very well understood phenomenon. As far as I understand the article isn't saying that the particles cause the storms. the storms occur naturally and the manner in which they generate the charge in t...
by DCWhitworth
Sun May 25, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Why Dark Matter And Energy YOK
Replies: 41
Views: 23304

Re: Why Dark Matter And Energy YOK

If this is the greatest science feat since the 1920's why haven't I heard about it anywhere else ?
by DCWhitworth
Fri May 23, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Getting closer to startup
Replies: 4
Views: 3384

Re: Getting closer to startup

Great, they were doing dry run beam dumps today according to Page 1
by DCWhitworth
Thu May 08, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: The universe will end in a fast-spreading bubble of doom
Replies: 1
Views: 2632

Re: The universe will end in a fast-spreading bubble of doom

Personally I prefer to stick to worrying about looking both ways when crossing the road.
by DCWhitworth
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: is dark energy dangerous?
Replies: 11
Views: 4458

Re: is dark energy dangerous?

draph91 wrote:
DCWhitworth wrote: I beg your pardon, I meant dark energy, not dark matter.
oops then why does your post say dark matter?
Because my fingers weren't listening to my brain :D
by DCWhitworth
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: FCC
Replies: 18
Views: 5575

Re: FCC

I don't doubt that it can be, or will be able to be, done technically, my concerns would be getting the funding for it and finding a suitable geographically and geologically suitable place for it.
by DCWhitworth
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: is dark energy dangerous?
Replies: 11
Views: 4458

Re: is dark energy dangerous?

can you answer my question? Nope, no one can. Virtually nothing is known about dark matter, its properties or even if it actually exists. It also depends what you mean by dangerous and by "what would happen ?". Dangerous to you ? Maybe, who knows ? Dangerous to the universe, I doubt it very much, b...
by DCWhitworth
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: is dark energy dangerous?
Replies: 11
Views: 4458

Re: is dark energy dangerous?

Okies. No worries. can you answer my question? Nope, no one can. Virtually nothing is known about dark matter, its properties or even if it actually exists. It also depends what you mean by dangerous and by "what would happen ?". Dangerous to you ? Maybe, who knows ? Dangerous to the universe, I do...
by DCWhitworth
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: FCC
Replies: 18
Views: 5575

Re: FCC

Wow, can something that big realistically be built ?
by DCWhitworth
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: RF frequncy of LHC: 400.789 MHz
Replies: 5
Views: 2934

Re: RF frequncy of LHC: 400.789 MHz

Thank you pcatom, great insight as always and glad to see you're still keeping an eye on us ;)
by DCWhitworth
Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: RF frequncy of LHC: 400.789 MHz
Replies: 5
Views: 2934

Re: RF frequncy of LHC: 400.789 MHz

Well the RFC frequency determines the bucket size, which in turn determines the bunch length that can be effectively captured. You want as long a bucket as possible but there are limitations because a lower frequency means a larger RF cavity which leads to greater challenges with applying supercond...
by DCWhitworth
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: RF frequncy of LHC: 400.789 MHz
Replies: 5
Views: 2934

Re: RF frequncy of LHC: 400.789 MHz

Well the RFC frequency determines the bucket size, which in turn determines the bunch length that can be effectively captured. You want as long a bucket as possible but there are limitations because a lower frequency means a larger RF cavity which leads to greater challenges with applying supercondu...