Some day soon, in some areas, there will be enough solar to handle most power needs at peak insolation. When that happens, we'll have significantly cheaper grid power in the day than during the night. Then we'll see how much of the balancing water can do and if batteries can outcompete gas for the rest.
So their properties become independent of scale... When one of their properties falls below a certain value on the scale of temperature?
As long as it's cold enough, how cold doesn't matter. Why wouldn't that make sense?
That makes me wonder if the planned energy is enough for a useful Higgs factory. The ILC is supposed to do 500 GeV and would work well as a Higgs factory. That proposal would be more than twice as expensive though.
It's of course possible the article has it wrong and it's really 240 GeV per beam, adding up to 480.
Before someone asks, yes, I am "Mensa material". I do IQ tests as a pastime. It's fun to watch shrinks stare in awe.
Ironically, that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
The mathematics to arise from accepted Higgs field theory suggests the universe is currently sitting comfortably in a Higgs field energy 'valley.' To get out of this valley and up the adjacent 'hill,' huge quantities of energy would need to be unleashed inside the field.
I have no idea what the 'valley' represents, nor the 'hill' so this explanation tells me nothing.
An article by Matt Strassler that should explain more. In particular, this pic
The story about our vacuum having two 'valleys' depends crucially on no new physics existing beyond the already known fields, which is probably false.
I just googled for homemade plague gun with bombs. We'll see what happens next.
A month from now you'll be looking proudly at the one in your yard going "Well I'll be damned"
all animal species alive now have survived all climate changes in the past.
But almost no animal species alive in the past have survived all the climate changes in the past.
More seriously, they want to optimize meat per dollar taking into account projections of future climate. A current cow would probably do well but be suboptimal. Normal economics at work, nothing to see here.
(IAAP working on this topic).
I demand proof in the form of a youtube video of your laser!