Saturday, November 22, 2008


Yahoo! News reported It's taken more than a century, but Einstein's celebrated formula e=mc² has finally been corroborated, thanks to a heroic computational effort by French, German and Hungarian physicists.
This is the way science should work. Other scientists try to prove someone else's theory They don't just form a consensus and find a number of scientists willing to say they can't disprove a theory, and call that consensus PROOF of something like Anthropogenic Global Warming, and then by denial of tenure or persuading governments that have political reasons for wanting to pretend the science is true to withhold scientific grant money to doubters seeking to disprove the theory.
A brainpower consortium led by Laurent Lellouch of France's Centre for Theoretical Physics, using some of the world's mightiest supercomputers, have set down the calculations for estimating the mass of protons and neutrons, the particles at the nucleus of atoms.

According to the conventional model of particle physics, protons and neutrons comprise smaller particles known as quarks, which in turn are bound by gluons.

The odd thing is this: the mass of gluons is zero and the mass of quarks is only five percent. Where, therefore, is the missing 95 percent?

The answer, according to the study published in the US journal Science on Thursday, comes from the energy from the movements and interactions of quarks and gluons.

In other words, energy and mass are equivalent, as Einstein proposed in his Special Theory of Relativity in 1905.

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