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I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS!
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction!
    
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Now we just need to find a way to power the magnetic snare using energy from a controlled matter-antimatter reaction. Hello warp core.
    
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I think (hope) I made a mistake but basically, a 21kt anti matter bomb would equal 441000000Mt of TNT...
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Damn it we're ****ed.

The biggest bomb ever created was the Tsar Bomba with... 50Mt. And the thing was huge. Luckily 21kt of anti matter is just not possible (right now). But something that powerful could easily destroy planets.

Just imagine, an accident involving anti-matter...
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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!
Don't worry, Scottie's all over it.

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I think (hope) I made a mistake but basically, a 21kt anti matter bomb would equal 441000000Mt of TNT...
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Damn it we're ****ed.

The biggest bomb ever created was the Tsar Bomba with... 50Mt. And the thing was huge. Luckily 21kt of anti matter is just not possible (right now). But something that powerful could easily destroy planets.

Just imagine, an accident involving anti-matter...
Not justifying your math by double checking it, but you realize, of course, that your described 21KT anti matter bomb would weigh 21,000 tons, right? Do you know how completely dead ended attempting to gather that mass of anti matter would be?
    
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and like RonindeBeatrice said, is producing anti matter takes enormous amount of energy but storing it takes large amount of energy as well. Well Dan Brown and his Angels& Demons? forget it. He would have to tote the whole reactor along to create magnetic field to store anti matter. The moment anti matter touches anything, it's gone.
oh and it'd be funny if there wasn't enough energy for the 16 minutes of holding anti matter that they had to pull the power from the grid causing brown outs in local area.
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I guess it's time I start building my Millennium Falcon.....
Falcon!!?!? What about the Enterprise? xD
     
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And people say FTL travel is not possible. Give it 100 to 150 years, 200 max.
Nah - we need to develop a Alcubierre drive ... that'll do much better then FTL. FTL has the problem of time dilation... the Alcubierre drive doesnt... but your still going faster then light. Its the cloest thing known as "warp drive"... but its not really a trekkie warp drive. And if they manage to detect negative energy when they freeze that anti-matter... then its a huge step forward.
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If I fuse myself with antimatter, well then it wouldn't really matter.
i actually laughed out loud in real life
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Not justifying your math by double checking it, but you realize, of course, that your described 21KT anti matter bomb would weigh 21,000 tons, right? Do you know how completely dead ended attempting to gather that mass of anti matter would be?
I don't think anyone in here has taken freshman physics, (and I don't remember most of it). Hydrogen = 1.67 x 10^-24g. The E of each would be E= (1.67 x 10^-24g)(186,282^2). I don't know what the explosive yield of TNT is but to get an equivalent explosive yield from a anti/normal matter reaction wouldn't require more than nominal amount (relative) of reactants.
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