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The Mandela particle

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In the middle 1970s a team of  scientists announced their discovery of a new fragment of matter and named it “Mandela Particle” (in honor of Nelson Mandela).  The “discovery” was later found to be a mistake, due to faulty equipment….

New Scientist 7 August 1975 (click to enlarge)

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February 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm

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