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  • New fifth force of nature?

    "Scientists on the verge of discovering a new fifth force of nature that will change how we see the universe"

    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/wo...e-the-universe


  • #2
    Fingers crossed that I get telepathy!


    Is it presumptuous of me to ask for alternating male/female pronouns?

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    • #3
      I'd take biokinesis. I need to get in shape!


      Mouse monk riding a tiny pig avatar courtesy of the very talented forumite Jen!

      Jen's original portrayal of Mouse Monk, featuring some human or other named Tybalt Farwander.

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      • #4
        If you believe in Telekinesis, raise my hand!


        "A free society is one in which it is safe to be unpopular."
        I find Nick Spencer and Richard Spencer to be equally repulsive.

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        • #5
          Wouldn't it slot into the fourth place, since electroweak theory combined the WNF with EM?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post
            Wouldn't it slot into the fourth place, since electroweak theory combined the WNF with EM?
            Really? I didn't realize there was a widely-accepted reclassification of the universal forces beyond strong nuclear, electromagnetic, weak nuclear and gravity. Oh, and if this 5th goddamned force is love, I'm quitting on science.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Queen Anne Country View Post

              Really? I didn't realize there was a widely-accepted reclassification of the universal forces beyond strong nuclear, electromagnetic, weak nuclear and gravity. Oh, and if this 5th goddamned force is love, I'm quitting on science.
              I was just looking at it. It's a model that predicts that they are the same force at extremely high energies. Like, right after the big bang, levels of energy.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post
                Wouldn't it slot into the fourth place, since electroweak theory combined the WNF with EM?
                Bit of a necro, but thought you might be interested.

                Technically Electroweak Theory states that there were originally two forces, the Weak Isospin Force and the Weak Hypercharge Force. As the universe cooled, the fields responsible for these forces merged with a third field, the Higgs Doublet field. The result was three new fields:

                The Weak Field (responsible for the Weak Nuclear Force)
                The EM Field (responsible for electromagnetism)
                The Higgs Field (responsible for the Higgs boson)

                So really three fields transformed into three new fields (this transformation is referred to as "Electroweak Symmetry Breaking"), since two of these fields are responsible for forces, two old forces became two new ones.
                Last edited by An Fhuiseog; 10-04-2016, 08:14 AM. Reason: Spelling

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by An Fhuiseog View Post
                  Bit of a necro, but thought you might be interested.

                  Technically Electroweak Theory states that there were originally two forces, the Weak Isospin Force and the Weak Hypercharge Force. As the universe cooled, the fields responsible for these forces merged with a third field, the Higgs Doublet field. The result was three new fields:
                  I'm not doubting you, but that sounds more like a bad anime setup than actual science.

                  Which just goes to show the universe is poorly written


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