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Fraser
2011-Jun-16, 04:40 PM
There are diminutive visitors to Earth. We’ve known about them and measured their presence since the 1960s. When the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) turned on in May, 1999 the world became acutely aware of tiny particles known as solar neutrinos. The facility gathered data for seven years before shutting down. As we know, matter cannot [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/86793/new-clues-to-solving-physics-riddle/)

EU PC Killer
2011-Jun-19, 06:07 AM
More... (http://www.universetoday.com/86793/new-clues-to-solving-physics-riddle/)

This article is poorly researched and is basically a propaganda piece for the international T2K neutrino experiment in Japan. It is not functioning due to the earthquake, and will be of-line to the end of the year. There were fears the experiment would be cancelled due to lack of funds - especially on the reconstruction efforts have higher priorities for the population of Japan who have been left homeless.

Tammy Plotner in the UT story has failed to see the propaganda in this story. Pity. :boohoo:

(Thanks for now ban individuals from UT for saying this, Fraser.)

Solfe
2011-Jun-19, 02:38 PM
Propaganda, EU PC Killer? How so?

Strange
2011-Jun-19, 04:44 PM
This article is poorly researched and is basically a propaganda piece for the international T2K neutrino experiment in Japan.

I don't understand your objection. Are you saying the T2K team have lied about the results? Do the think the results not worth reporting at this early stage? Should scientists never report preliminary findings? Do you object because you see this as a way of raising their profile to help with future fund-raising? How are projects supposed to get funding; act all demure and hope someone thinks they are worthy because of their silence? I just don't get it.


It is not functioning due to the earthquake

Yes, the article says that. So?


There were fears the experiment would be cancelled due to lack of funds - especially on the reconstruction efforts have higher priorities for the population of Japan who have been left homeless.

So? Do you think all other activities (R&D, parties, roadbuilding, ...) should stop because of the earthquake?