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Originally Posted by DrDarkTempler View Post
This isn't a good news, althought is a techologictical achivement...

Bring Antimatter into a Matter create a chaotic scenario. if anti matter accidental touch something that is matter, it can explode...

I heard (from wiki last time i saw 2 yrs ago lol) a few gram of antimatter touches matter = big atomic size boom, then i could be wrong!
A few grams of matter would take a lot of energy to harvest... You would get out exactly what you put in while harvesting it (minus the inefficiencies of the harvesting process).

Anti matter reacts with matter in a perfect destruction of the masses of each into pure energy. A one gram interaction of matter with one gram of anti matter would produce 180,000,000,000,000 Joules of energy, or roughly three times the energy that flattened Hiroshima.

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Originally Posted by mechtech View Post

Maybe antimatter could be used for energy generation? Probably not, as producing anti-matter will always take more energy than reacting it nets back.

Still cool though...
Couldn't readily be used as a means of energy generation, but it could be used as a means of energy storage, if a means to safely store it could be developed.
Edited by RonindeBeatrice - 5/4/11 at 3:43pm
    
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Originally Posted by cl04k3d View Post
If I fuse myself with antimatter, well then it wouldn't really matter.
I see what you did there

also guys

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Even more excitingly, the lab's particle physicists have plans for upcoming tests that will determine whether antimatter plays by gravity's rules, or whether they're truly "anti" in every definition. The ALPHA team plans to freeze a small lump of antihydrogen, and watch what happens.

If it falls up, we might be seeing the first step towards turning anti-gravity sci-fi into a reality. CERN is determined to test this within the next couple of months.

Edited by srsdude - 5/4/11 at 3:26pm
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good! now we can weaponize it!
antimatter explosions ftw!

    
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And people say FTL travel is not possible. Give it 100 to 150 years, 200 max.
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Not really...

Think about E = MC^2

Your cellphone mass and matter have enough energy to blow up maybe half of the planet (lol Evangelion 2nd impact)
I did think about it. You do your own math assuming the mass of 309 atoms of anti-hydrogen. Boom, yes; cataclysm, no.
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Herp derp.
First of all, thats unnecessary. I thought you were one of the better members of this community.

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Do you think the matter just magically vanishes? No, every bit of it's mass is converted to energy. 1 gram of matter has the energy equivalent of 21 kilotons of TNT. That is slightly higher than the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. An antimatter bomb would be the pinnacle of weaponry.
Fair enough. I was completely wrong. When I was younger I was reading on the CERN website about antimatter and read this

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Can we make antimatter bombs?

No. It would take billions of years to produce enough antimatter for a bomb having the same destructiveness as ‘typical’ hydrogen bombs, of which there exist more than ten thousand already.
I didn't recall it properly obviously. My mistake.

http://public.web.cern.ch/public/en/...tAandD-en.html
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How do we really know what will happen when anti-matter touches matter until someone tries it? DO IT CERN, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.
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How do we really know what will happen when anti-matter touches matter until someone tries it? DO IT CERN, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.
They do do it, everyday. The amount of energy that goes into it, and the tremendous waste ensures that the result is never catastrophic.
    
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This was a triumph.
I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS!
     
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