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That is NOT fundamental research. Fundamental research is simple. Like mixing chemicals and stuff. This is applied theoretical particle physics and whatnot.

Oh whatever. Im just using big words.
Fundamental research.

And by the way, mixing chemicals together has just as much to do with quantum mechanics as this experiment does.
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This. "Free" energy is ready. This idea that we are still dependent on oil is a lie, to be quite blunt.
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That is NOT fundamental research. Fundamental research is simple. Like mixing chemicals and stuff. This is applied theoretical particle physics and whatnot.

Oh whatever. Im just using big words.
Hmmmm.... if your definition is correct.... You should call up CERN and tell them to halt all progress on the Large Hadron Collider. It's not fundamental research because it is too complicated.

The simple definition of fundamental is not "simple". It is "essential", "original", or "basic (as in basis and not easy)".

Also, applied science would using information from fundamental research. Building a bridge is applied science while detecting virtual photon is not. However, if detecting virtual photons could be used in a new sensor system, then that would be applied science.
Edited by DuckieHo - 6/7/11 at 9:08am
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Hmmmm.... if your definition is correct.... You should call up CERN and tell them to halt all progress on the Large Hadron Collider. It's not fundamental research because it is too complicated.

The simple definition of fundamental is not "simple". It is "essential", "original", or "basic (as in basis and not easy)".
    
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"Work in this area stirs considerable passion in the breasts of physicists."
Wait what?
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Wait what?
I actually really liked that line.

It stirred my loins.
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Many applied science/technological discoveries were not always discovered because that was the scientists first intent was to use it for people. Science is discovered for the sake of science. Then we applied science guys and gals may use and create new technologies based on the new discoveries.

Back in the day, lasers were considered useless by guys that thought like you. Now we use them for mice, measuring instruments, medical surgery, etc.
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