Thought for the month

“You cannot have freedom without a rule of law ... and if you don't have it, what you tend to get is corruption and that is death to freedom, it's death to truth, it's death to honour, it's death to democracy.”

Margaret Thatcher, 1 October 1996.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Probably not 42

It is not quite the same as Deep Thought which took 7.5 million years to compute and check its answer. Nor is quark decay quite the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything - though certainly a part. Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have been using super computers to crunch the numbers since 1964. Gratifyingly after this time working on matter antimatter symmetry calculations they think that they have solved half of the problem. 

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