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An elusive particle that is its own antiparticle may have been found, and, if confirmed, would be the first time a phenomenon predicted decades ago has been seen in a real system.
Some researchers suggest that in the future, this mysterious particle called a Majorana fermion could be useful in carrying bits of information in quantum computers.

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Not sure how to do this as this is my first time posting news. I searched and couldn't find anyone had posted this. Interesting read about antimatter and also has some potential for quantum computers.
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One more piece of the puzzle, if confirmed.
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One more piece of the puzzle, if confirmed.

My thoughts exactly. Although with today's resources and technology I feel like we should be progressing faster. Maybe we are and just the public is slower to get the news. I dunno.
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Was hoping this would be Higgs.
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My thoughts exactly. Although with today's resources and technology I feel like we should be progressing faster. Maybe we are and just the public is slower to get the news. I dunno.
The human factor slows us down.
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My thoughts exactly. Although with today's resources and technology I feel like we should be progressing faster. Maybe we are and just the public is slower to get the news. I dunno.

I takes a lot of time to verify and accept results. Remember the faster-than-light neutrino? I don't remember exactly when they did the first experiment but if I recall it was November 2010 and it took nearly a year until they found what caused it.

Since there is missing "parts" [unconfirmed results, prevision, etc.] we cannot build a theory over assumptions. You need a solid base or we risk to end up with a theory not able to explain everything (IE: Newton).
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Some researchers suggest that in the future, this mysterious particle called a Majorana fermion could be useful in carrying bits of information in quantum computers.


Somebody call Link...
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Was hoping this would be Higgs.
The human factor slows us down.

Very true.
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I takes a lot of time to verify and accept results. Remember the faster-than-light neutrino? I don't remember exactly when they did the first experiment but if I recall it was November 2010 and it took nearly a year until they found what caused it.
Since there is missing "parts" [unconfirmed results, prevision, etc.] we cannot build a theory over assumptions. You need a solid base or we risk to end up with a theory not able to explain everything (IE: Newton).

Yeah that makes sense.
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Some researchers suggest that in the future, this mysterious particle called a Majorana fermion could be useful in carrying bits of information in quantum computers.
Somebody call Link...

Well played sir. Well played.
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Thumbs up if you came here thinking it was going to be about the Higgs Boson.
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Very true.
Yeah that makes sense.
Well played sir. Well played.

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i think it is a puzzle that humanity can't solve i am afraid.
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