In a message dated 11/18/2000 12:33:08 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Any remaining doubts over the
strangelet danger have now been put to rest by Jes Madsen (45-8942-
3670, firstname.lastname@example.org) of the University of Aarhus in Denmark.
Madsen shows that light strangelets are highly unstable, heavy
strangelets are difficult to make in the fireball environment of the
collision, and medium-sized strangelets must have a positive charge,
which precludes (through electrostatic repulsion) their assimilating
any nearby (similarly positively charged) nuclear matter into a larger
agglomeration. (Physical Review Letters, 27 November 2000; Select
Crap! I wanted these particles to be a source of intersteller propulsion,
surpassing anti-matter. Back to the warp-core drawing board.
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