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CONTROLLING ANTIMATTER A STEP CLOSER

A couple of days ago I blogged about a galactic-sized twist in the fabric of space-time that might answer some of the puzzles about the charge parity violation, and about why there is so much more matter in the universe than anti-matter.

Well, consider the disturbing implications of this article:

New way to produce antimatter-containing atom discovered

One has to read a bit between the lines here to get that creeping this-may-not-be-good feeling in the stomach. The lines in question, in this case, being these:

"Recently, antimatter made headlines when scientists at , the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, trapped antihydrogen atoms for more than 15 minutes. Until then, the presence of antiatoms was recorded for only fractions of a second."

And this:

"With this method, a substantial amount of positronium can be produced in a wide temperature range and in a very controllable way," said David Cassidy, an assistant project scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, who performed the research along with colleagues. "Other methods of producing positronium from surfaces require heating the samples to very . Our method, on the other hand, works at almost any temperature – including very low temperatures."

Now, it's important to understand the implications of these two achievements, for first, the CERN accomplishment, as noted, held antihydrogen atoms for more than 15 minutes, and the second method opens the door to the remote possibility of producing anti-matter at any temperature desired.  Let's stop and perform a "thought" experiment to illustrate why I got that queasy feeling in my stomach. Imagine we have a certain amount of normal, ordinary hydrogen, and an equal amount of ordinary anti-hydrogen, and we then bring those two into contact by some means.

What results is something only thus far observed in particle accelerators, when particles of anti-matter and matter are collided, and that is a total annihilation reaction, an extraordinary release of energy. Indeed, matter/anti-matter reactions are the only such reactions to do this, since the opposing spin orientation moments of the particles in each group cancel each other out (or "zero sum" to use the more technical term), and one ends up with...nothing, plus a lot of energy.

We can rest assured that the insane brains in various think tanks and agencies - DARPA (the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency) comes to mind - have probably already produced their secret papers outlining the weaponization potentials these two achievements represent over the long term. To be sure, we're a long way off from that. But consider only the fact that, from the origins of quantum mechanics in the early 1900s, and more importantly, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1938 by Meitner and Hahn, it was less than a decade before what had been a curiosity, was weaponized into the most fearsome weapon the world had yet seen, the a-bomb, and even fewer years after that that the a-bomb became but the fuse for something even more colossal, the h-bomb. The total annihilation reactions of matter and anti-matter would dwarf both of those, and be the perfect device to take care of ...well, threatening asteroids, for example. And those threatening asteroids would, in turn, be the perfect "plausible deniability" for the development of truly horrific potentials. How far are we away from such things? Who knows, but one can imagine that those secret studies which are already being written are making their projections.

13 thoughts on “CONTROLLING ANTIMATTER A STEP CLOSER”

  1. The good news with this quarter of a hour experiment in anti-matter is we might have the basics of a true warp drive for our interplanetary and interstellar propulison systems the bad news is they now have their insurance policy to take out if their overlordship of the Earth is challenged. Another thing with Americas pretend- educated population and so called leadership they are putty in the hands of their true masters to do their bidding at our expense and the solar system. Thou they seem willing to bring on a world whide great depression in their either ignorance or well thought out malicious plan to enslave us all.

    1. Right, but I don’t think that be energy generation–which could indeed power “warp drive” systems–need to use antimatter. There are other possibilities.

      Latin teachers(even scholars) like to make the point that there’s some debate about the root/source for the verb to educate; it probably doesn’t mean learning and certainly doesn’t mean questioning.

      1. First paragraph should read: Right, but I don’t think that energy generation–which could indeed power “warp drive” systems–need use antimatter. There are other possibilities.

  2. Also consider that this announcement to the public could actually be years behind the actual discovery and that the weapons development is already well under way.

    This could be just some elite group showing part of its hand in that ongoing poker game called Civilization.

  3. The revelatory work of Dr. Judy Wood comes to mind when she proffers her answer to her own question, “Where Did The Towers GO?” I suspect that secret research keeps “them” years and decades ahead of what the public is allowed to know.

    Playing “follow-the-money,” my understanding is that most collegiate research grant money comes from the government, or at least is allocated by the same. How much would a post graduate MIT student be worth “under the table” to lie about the level/success of their research?

    In any case, I hope they never lose warp core containment.

    1. Wouldn’t look to MIT post grads for much radical energetics work, perhaps a tiny bit of only ostensibly secret research. Nothing close to what JW implies in her work. Remember MIT has a vested interest in things like hot, magnetically contained, hydrogen fusion and invisibility to conventional radar detection.

  4. anyone can speculate anything he/she wants about CERN-

    none of us is privy to the machinations behind the project-

    the only thing we know is the Hindu goddess Shiva (“the destroyer of worlds”) is the emblem of the project (if what I’ve read is correct- I stand to correction)-

    so make of the symbol Shiva what you will-

    as well as CERN- in any case it’s off limits to us

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