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Aug
11
comment Why do almost all nuclear reactions release energy?
one way to create new heavy elements is to fuse two light elements with the correct # of protons together; these reactions typically result in a net mass gain, and require a lot of energy to make happen.
Jul
29
comment Why does Pluto's orbit cross Neptune's orbit?
Are you asking how it got that way, or why it's "ok" for it to be that way?
May
13
awarded  Commentator
May
13
comment Why doesn't the LHC accelerate electrons?
Because they'd have to rename it and scrap all the t-shirts, obviously.
Jul
21
comment Neutron decay and particles
@zoran404 in Feynman diagrams, anti-matter particles have arrows that point "backwards" from their normal-matter counterparts. It doesn't represent "movement" or "time", it's just a convention to distinguish matter from anti-matter. The anti-electron neutrino and the electron formed at the same time and moved away from each other.
Mar
26
awarded  Teacher
Jan
3
comment Is it possible that there is a color our human eye can't see?
@Ben if they "look the same to us" that implies we can see them, or they wouldn't "look" like anything; it depends on how you interpret the question as "are there colors we cannot distinguish" or "are there colors that are invisible to us", I suppose...
Nov
19
awarded  Critic
Nov
12
awarded  Scholar
Nov
12
accepted Is wave–particle duality considered a valid interpretation of the behavior of photons?
Nov
12
comment Is wave–particle duality considered a valid interpretation of the behavior of photons?
that makes sense; though in QED Feymnan actually does use QED to calculate the results of Young's experiments, but I guess because it's a famous experiment he kinda had to?
Nov
12
asked Is wave–particle duality considered a valid interpretation of the behavior of photons?
Aug
29
awarded  Editor
Aug
29
revised Why do electron-positron pair annihilate upon contact?
added 20 characters in body
Aug
29
answered Why do electron-positron pair annihilate upon contact?
Aug
7
comment Is there any thing other than time that “triggers” a radioactive atom to decay?
I think you would be interested in the first part of this Feyman lecture where he explains the idea that nature is not deterministic (with typical Feynman bluntness: "if you don't like it, go find another universe.") - vega.org.uk/video/programme/45
Aug
7
comment How do electrons know which path to take in a circuit?
+1 the door analogy is probably one of the best I've heard.
Jul
18
comment Are “typical” black holes rotating, or stationary?
If you could make that an answer and find a source for that observation that's exactly what I was looking for!
Jul
18
awarded  Student
Jul
17
comment Are “typical” black holes rotating, or stationary?
Yes, sorry, that's my sloppy wording I think; there are two solutions that rotate and two that do not, correct?