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Pushing Particles Forwards Might Make Them Go Backwards Because Quantum Physics Is Bonkers
July 21, 2017
You are very lucky that you ended up about the size that you are today, somewhere between one and ten feet tall and weighing somewhere between one and one thousand pounds. This is a very good size. Not to body shame, but if you were, say, a quadrillion times shorter and weighed a nonillion times less (that’s one followed by 30 zeros), that would be very inconvenient for you. Everything would be very inconvenient for you.
Abstract: Physical Review A
Can Four Neutrons Form A Stable Nucleus?
July 24, 2017
Is it possible for four neutrons to bind together to create an uncharged nucleus called a "tetraneutron"? The answer is a qualified "yes", according to physicists in the U.S. and France.
Article: Physics World
Abstract: Physical Review Letters
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