Friday, January 13, 2017

Global Warming Buries California -- Too Much Snow For Skiing -- January 13, 2017

From SnowBrains some great photos! California Storm Totals -- Up To 148″ Fell In Just A Few Days.

148 inches = 12 feet of snow in just a few day. 

Notes For The Granddaughters

I'm reading Atom: An Odyssey From the Big Bang to Life on Earth -- and Beyond, Lawrence M. Kraus, c. 2001, for the second time. It doesn't matter how many times I read these books, I always learn / see something new.

An important component of grand unifying theories (GUT) is proof that proton decay exists. It's not absolutely required for all GUTs but it's fairly important in modern physics.

A neutrino detector in Japan detected neutrinos in 1987. In 1995, the neutrino detector was converted/expanded into a super-detector, specifically built to detect proton decay.

According to wiki, as of 2015, proton decay has not yet been detected. Twenty years of watching, and waiting. One wonders.

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