angels & demons

angels & demons

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The world’s largest scientific reserch facility – Switzerland’s Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) – recently succeeded in producing the first particles of anitimatter. Antimatter is identical to physical matter except that it is composed of particles whose electric charges are opposite to those found in normal matter.

Antimatter is the most powerful enerygy source known to man. It releases energy with 100 percent efficiency (nuclear fission is 1.5 percent effecient). Antimatter creates no pollution or radiation, and a droplet could power New York City for a full day.

There is, however, one catch…

Antimatter is highly unstable. It ignites when it comes in contact with absolutely anything…even air. A single gram of antimatter contains the energy of a 20-kiloton nuclear bomb – the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Until recently antimatter has been created only in very small amounts (a few atoms at a time). But CERN has now broken the ground on its new Antiproton Decelerator – an advanced antimatter production facility that promises to create antimatter in much larger quantities.

One question looms: Will this highly volatile substance save the world, or will it be used to create the most deadly weapon ever made?

Just had time to finish reading this book. This one is definitely his best book so far. Extremely exciting, fast paced, and incredibly amazing! Such a breathless adventure. :) Now there’s only one book left, the Da Vinci Code… Should I read it first or watch the movie first?

  • I don’t like Angels and Demons at all. [evil]
    The reason is that I read the Davinci Code before I read Angels. Both have same feeling, same pace, same charactors.

    I wanna know your thought after you read the Davinci Code. You are different because you read Angels first.


  • งงครับ Antimatter เป็นเรื่องจริงหรือในหนังสือเท่านั้นค้าบบ[itongue]

  • ไม่ออกนาม 2006.05.06 at 15:03

    ภาพประติมากรรม ที่นำมาประกอบนี้ ถ้าจำไม่ผิด
    เป็นผลงานของ bernini เป็นศิลปะในยุคสมัยของ Baroque (หลังจากไมเคิล แองเจโล่)
    เป็นภาพคิวปิด กำลังจะปักศร แม่ชี เธเรซ่า (คิดว่าจำไม่ผิดนะ)

  • อ่า… ใช่แล้วครับ เป็นส่วนสำคัญในเรื่อง angels and demons ด้วยครับ ผลงานของ Gian Lorenzo Bernini ชื่อ L’Estasi di Santa Teresa (The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa)

    ไปอ่านได้ครับ antimatter ใน wiki มีทุกอย่าง :) ผมคิดว่า Dan Brown เขาเจ๋งตรงที่่เอา “เรื่องจริง” ที่คนส่วนใหญ่คิดว่ามันน่าจะเป็น มาผูกนี่แหละ

  • As far as I know, it use huge energy to produce a tiny amount of antimatter. The huge energy is somewhat more than energy we will get from it later.

    About the movie, if I can choose, I will see the movie first. [cool]

  • after i finished 3 books written by dan brawn, i think first book you will read is the best because they have the same plot. you will feel exciting, amazing and so on in the first book.[isurprise] next you will feel the same but lesser.[adown]

    after you read angels, i think you should watch the movie first.[cool]

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