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Submission + - 'DNA Tracking Chamber' Could Detect Dark Matter (

Dupple writes: An unlikely group of physicists and biologists plan to build a dark matter detector out of DNA that will outperform anything available today

Perhaps the greatest and most fiercely contested race in modern science is the search for dark matter.

Physicists cannot see this stuff, hence the name. However, they infer its existence because they can see its gravitational influence on the structure of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. It implies that the universe is filled with dark matter, much more of it than the visible matter we can see

If they're right, dark matter must fill our galaxy and our Solar System. At this very instant, we ought to be ploughing our way through a dense sea of dark matter as the Sun moves towards the constellation of Cygnus as it orbits the galactic centre.

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'DNA Tracking Chamber' Could Detect Dark Matter

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Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!