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[BBC] Tevatron accelerator yields hints of new particle

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A particle accelerator in the US has shown compelling hints of a never-before-seen particle, researchers say.

The find must be more fully confirmed, but researchers at the Tevatron are racing to work through existing data.

If proved, it will be a completely new, unanticipated particle; researchers say it cannot be the much sought-after Higgs boson.

It could also signal a new fundamental force of nature, and the most radical change in physics for decades.
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New force hey!... Hmmmm
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Exciting stuff. I wonder what kind of "fundamental" force we could have been missing. Can't be graviton... Can't be Higgs boson... Hmm..
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But can it run Crysis??
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But can it run Crysis??
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I'm very interested to see how this turns out. It's not all that surprising that we've missed a fundamental force for this long, considering we haven't had the technology to look for really weak forces until rather recently.
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They think it might have been the very-heavy theoretical "W Boson". Chicago Tribune had a good article on it yesterday. I should have posted it...
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But can it run Crysis??
Can people stop saying this?
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I enjoy hearing stuff like this. Partly because we know there are things that we just haven't discovered, it just takes time for our technology and research to get to that next level. Seems one of these discoveries may be occurring!!
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