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On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 18:32 -0400, Olin Lathrop wrote:
> alan smith wrote:
> > ever heard of positive and negative electrons?
> Um, you might want to check your physics.
Technically they are called positrons, but "positive electrons" are a
common name for them (or at least a common description of them). They
are identical to electrons except for having the exact opposite charge.
> I'd like to see a jar of them
> positive electrons.
Since positrons are anti-matter, they would quickly annihilate the
closest piece of "normal" matter.
In order to have them in a jar (I'm assuming the jar is made out of
"normal" matter) you'd have to ensure the positrons stay away from the
jar, and obviously the inside of the jar would have to be a total
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