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Higgs Boson Particle

This particle was discovered on July 4th, 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider located in Switzerland
by Nicholas Bc Shumate
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Quantum Entanglement is a very promising and tantalizing occurrence that we see evidence of in Twins, when they spend so much time in the same space developing together they share an entangled connection, same with a litter of pups, the development of a Pack mind or Hive mind in insects, and this transfer of information from one point to another even a meter apart, is an incredible feat in the Particle world. This happened in 2009 and now look at us? On our way to a Quantum Computer! Oh what we can do when we have a full comprehension of the aspects and fundamentals of Quantum Physics! Think of what will be possible in the future if we keep at it!
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Praveen Baratam, Maven - 5 years ago Edit
Quantum entanglement, in my opinion, has nothing to do with behavior of twins, social insects, etc. Twins share certain traits because of their common genetic makeup and similar external influence. On the other hand 'Hive Mind' is more of a fictional theme than a real one. Insects cooperating and sharing responsibilities to maintain a hive is more of a social architecture than anything else. A 'Hive Mind' at the minimum requires seamless exchange of information between the participating brains.
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Nicholas Bc Shumate, Evangelist - 5 years ago Edit
Is there any research Into the matter? It would be interesting to see if any kind of communication is going on that we cannot see?
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Praveen Baratam, Maven - 5 years ago Edit
@Nicholas - Any such discovery would be game changing but as of date we are not aware of any mechanism by which one brain can broadcast / send information to other brains. The only way for them to communicate is through gesture, sounds, symbols, and scents in rare cases!
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A little rundown on string theory and our universe as told by Brian Greene. The Large Hadron Collider was built and is being used to find and identify, in theory, dark matter. It is called Dark Matter because we aren't exactly sure what it is, we just see it's effects on the universe.

String Theory is some crazy stuff, Basically There are small "Strings" in the center of every particle that vibrate at certain frequencies which result in a Classical Physical breakdown that we interpret as the various elements that make up our world.
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Nicholas Bc Shumate, Evangelist - 6 years ago Edit
take two pieces of pencil graphite, tape them together so that there is a tiny slit going vertically and shine a laser pointer at the slit facing a wall and you will see the breakdown of the wave patterns, which works off of the principle that all matter, right down to the electrons and neutrinos are waves as well as particles, known as Particle/Wave Duality, and when the light passes the slit, it's particles are forced to show the true nature of how the Quantum World functions.
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Praveen Baratam, Maven - 6 years ago Edit
@Nicholas - I was not referring to the counterintuitive nature of Quantum Mechanics and the behavior of subatomic particles but to our own understanding of these particles themselves. Particle Physics is taking interesting turns these days and all i said before falls into this realm. Just read through Quarks and Mesons on Wikipedia and you will see the pattern I am talking about! Charge, Color, Flavor, Spin, Mass, Weak Forces, Strong Forces.... and then String Theory with all its implications.
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Praveen Baratam, Maven - 6 years ago Edit
Contd... See http://goo.gl/Nkpg3e and http://goo.gl/aBT340 for more...
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Nicholas Bc Shumate, Evangelist - 6 years ago Edit
@Praveen- indeed, I see what you mean. What are your thoughts on application of Quantum Mechanics to everyday life?
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"It is hoped that the collider will find evidence of dark matter, believed to make up around a quarter of the Universe and widely considered to hold the key to understanding its origins.
The giant piece of scientific equipment, which sits underground beneath Geneva and runs for more than 16 miles, often attracts media attention and has even featured in a Dan Brown novel.
James Gillies, head of communication for CERN, admitted that the institute "very shamelessly" uses the collider to build a platform to promote particle physics and said they were always keen to make the most of Holywood's interest. However he added that the organisation is careful to show how the Higgs story was part of a broader push for scientific discovery." (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/10105715/God-particle-overhyped-says-man-behind-discovery.html)
And in comparison the impression I received from the Simons Foundation Article was that the Boson particle was it, and here is one of the scientists who found it basically saying 'Whoa guys, slow your roll.'
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Nicholas Bc Shumate, Evangelist - 6 years ago Edit
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Contd (https://www.simonsfoundation.org/features/science-news/is-nature-unnatural/). This is, in my theory, putting a name to what is known as "Dark Matter" that is present throughout our entire universe, and some how exerts the effect of gravity without the prerequisites for gravity.

Along with the discovery came this "Peter Higgs, the British academic after whom the particle is named, said it is being used by scientific institutions to justify massive research budgets.
He warned that media interest in the Higgs boson was distorting the public's understanding of that area of science by dominating publicity.
In particular Professor Higgs singled out the CERN research organisation, which runs the £6 billion Large Hadron Collider, for criticism and urged them to spend more time promoting other projects.
'I think it's been overhyped ... The way it's been plugged by organisations like CERN has worried me,' Mr Higgs said at the Cheltenham Science Festival yesterday.
'It worried me that once it was discovered they would be caught out and the perception would be that there was no need for the machine any more.'" (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/10105715/God-particle-overhyped-says-man-behind-discovery.html). All in all I agree, the media tends to get excited about, well everything. contd
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Nicholas Bc Shumate, Evangelist - 6 years ago Edit
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"The Higgs boson has a mass of 126 giga-electron-volts, but interactions with the other known particles should add about 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 giga-electron-volts to its mass. This implies that the Higgs’ “bare mass,” or starting value before other particles affect it, just so happens to be the negative of that astronomical number, resulting in a near-perfect cancellation that leaves just a hint of Higgs behind: 126 giga-electron-volts." (https://www.simonsfoundation.org/features/science-news/is-nature-unnatural/)
Basically there is this thing called the Higgs Boson Particle, which is known to the media as the "God Particle". This particle, by my understanding, is present with a host of particles and exerts mass on them, but we can't figure out where that mass is coming from. "“Naturalness has a track record,” Arkani-Hamed said in an interview. In practice, it is the requirement that the physical constants (particle masses and other fixed properties of the universe) emerge directly from the laws of physics, rather than resulting from improbable cancellations. Time and again, whenever a constant appeared fine-tuned, as if its initial value had been magically dialed to offset other effects, physicists suspected they were missing something. They would seek and inevitably find some particle or feature that materially dialed the constant, obviating a fine-tuned cancellation."
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Nicholas Bc Shumate, Evangelist - 6 years ago Edit
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