Gimmie some mass

Illinois

Surfin BBC and I see this article talking about the “God-particle”. Apparently there are two major companies, one in Illinois and one on the French-Swiss border that basically wants to answer the question “what determines mass?”. I found this interesting because everything has a mass, so if it’s possible to determine where it comes from…it may be possible to manipulate. Hmm…

The article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10733747

More in depth info:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/origins/cern/ideas/higgs.html

“Scientists know that when an electron passes through a positively charged crystal lattice of atoms (a solid), the electron’s mass can increase as much as 40 times. The same might be true in the Higgs field: a particle moving through it creates a little bit of distortion — like the crowd around the star at the party — and that lends mass to the particle.”

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