|Pollen. I'm not a fan.|
Beginning with a second result from CERN -- independent of last September's startling report -- measuring neutrino speed. This time the elusive neutrinos were clocked at light speed (as expected), not a hair above. See "The Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos Debate Rages On" and "Adagio, OPERA."
Not everyone finds neutrinos as interesting as I. And so we recently learned that "DOE Scraps Plans for Neutrino Experiment in Mine." To cut to the heart of the matter:
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is putting the brakes on the development of a gigantic experiment seen as the flagship project for the next decade at the country's sole particle physics laboratory.Because the focus of the DOE these days isn't research, or energy, it's being green. And losing money on ill-chosen start-up solar firms. And cheering on higher gas prices. Sigh.
|Earth's magnetosphere at work|
And at the quantum frontier, from MIT researcher Scott Aaronson, here's a chance to make some real money. See: "Why I'm Wagering $100,000 on Quantum Computing."
$100K? That's nothing to sneeze at ...