One Small Step…

This fantastic article was posted on the B.B.C. news online website today:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13666892

It details, in a brief format, how scientists at the Cern particle physics laboratory in Switzerland succeeded in trapping atoms of anti-hydrogen for 15 minutes.

A much fuller explanation of the technology can be found in the article published online at Nature Physics yesterday.

http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nphys2025.html

We are getting closer and closer to the dream of starflight every day as an antimatter powered ship could travel further and much faster than anything built before, assuming of course, we find a way to protect the crew of such a ship from the enormous and fatal G forces such acceleration would bring.

Gene Roddenberry would have loved this.

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