* Posts by leliel

2 publicly visible posts • joined 24 May 2016

We know what you're thinking: Where the hell is all the antimatter?


We have observed the spectrum of antihydrogen, just before christmas. It is identical to hydrogen :(

Biggest reason why other galaxies can't be antimatter is that intergalactic space isn't completely empty, only nearly so. The boundary between matter and antimatter would glow with a characteristic gamma energy. it doesn't, so it isn't there.

Electric Babel Fish swims into crowdfunding


This is because for all but the most closely related languages (ie: french <-> italian) word by word translation simply doesn't work at all.

Most languages are at least mildly context sensitive, and word order can vary dramatically between less related languages.