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What other purposes have this test,than destroying matter? Anti-matter is no good for anyone?

I see this as a military test?
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What other purposes have this test,than destroying matter? Anti-matter is no good for anyone?

I see this as a military test?
Understanding how antimatter works would could lead to a greater understanding of how particles work. It could be used as fuel for spaceships and for medical purposes such as imaging.
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What other purposes have this test,than destroying matter? Anti-matter is no good for anyone?

I see this as a military test?
Anti-matter holds an unprecedented amount of energy, if you could replicate anti-matter and put it into a reactor, a Nuclear power plant would seem like a 10w light bulb.

A lot of our technological advances are held back because the lack of energy required for them, we're still depended on many fossil fuels some of which add to pollution others have radio activity which we still can't remove.

Anti-matter is unprecedented amounts of energy that is extremely clean, the only thing we're working on now is trying to product particles of anti-matter and keep them stable.

Although I don't see any use for military appliances I am sure they'll find enough of them.
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Although I don't see any use for military appliances I am sure they'll find enough of them.
Really? you can't imagine one use?
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Really? you can't imagine one use?
Not something that is going to be implemented very soon, although anti-matter is highly volatile and could be a next generation of WoMD, I pray to God it will never be created.
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Not something that is going to be implemented very soon, although anti-matter is highly volatile and could be a next generation of WoMD, I pray to God it will never be created.
Well 1 gram of antimatter released would be the equivalent of 50 kilotons of TNT. They just need to step up the production cost and find a way to contain it discretely for quite a bit more than 16 minutes.
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Anti-matter holds an unprecedented amount of energy, if you could replicate anti-matter and put it into a reactor, a Nuclear power plant would seem like a 10w light bulb.

A lot of our technological advances are held back because the lack of energy required for them, we're still depended on many fossil fuels some of which add to pollution others have radio activity which we still can't remove.

Anti-matter is unprecedented amounts of energy that is extremely clean, the only thing we're working on now is trying to product particles of anti-matter and keep them stable.

Although I don't see any use for military appliances I am sure they'll find enough of them.
can't use it for reactors. The amount of energy needed to create antimatter is far greater than the energy that it can produce.
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