Whaddya think? Also, any guesses about whether this will hold up or turn out to be a false positive upon further review?http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists- ... -of-nature
Evidence of this fifth force was spotted last year, when a team from the Hungarian Academy of Science reported that they'd fired protons at lithium-7, and in the fall out, had detected a brand new super-light boson that was only 34 times heavier than an electron.
As exciting as that sounds, the paper was mostly overlooked, until a team in the US published their own analysis of the data at the end of last month, on pre-print site arXiv.
The US team, led by Jonathan Feng from the University of California, Irvine, showed that the data didn't conflict with previous experiments, and calculated that the new boson could indeed be carrying a fifth fundamental force - which is when the science world started to get interested.
This isn't the first time researchers have claimed to detect a fifth force (there's even a Wikipedia page for fifth force possibilities), but the search has really heated up over the past decade. Many scientists think there might be a particle out there called a 'dark photon', which could carry a new force that would explain dark matter - that invisible substance that makes up more than 80 percent of the Universe's mass.
Do you believe that everything is one thing?
If you do...how does that re-route your thinking about the article you posted a link to?
For me...motion is illusion...I heard once that are eyes only pick up motion,
if it's not moving you can't see it...things that seem still depend upon
violent motion to seem as if they're completely still.
If you swing your hand through a spider web it's merely whipped away,
spin the spider web 10,000 mph and it cuts your hand off.
It's not the web that cut your hand off...it was the motion.