29 MAR 2012 by ideonexus

 The Delicate Balance of the Forces of the Universe

the universe would be a vastly different place if the properties of the matter and force particles were even moderately changed. For example, the existence of the stable nuclei forming the hundred or so elements of the periodic table hinges delicately on the ratio between the strengths of the strong and electromagnetic forces. The protons crammed together in atomic nuclei all repel one another electromagnetically; the strong force acting among their constituent quarks, thankfully, overcomes t...
Folksonomies: nature physics forces balance
Folksonomies: nature physics forces balance
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If they were slightly different, the Universe wouldn't look the way it does.