Universe’s Existence May Be Explained by New MaterialPublication: National Geographic News Date: August 3, 2010 View Article
About 13.7 billion years ago, the big bang created a big mess of matter that eventually gave rise to life, the universe, and everything. Now a new material may help scientists understand why.
The material was designed to detect a theorized but unproven property of electrons, subatomic particles with a negative charge that orbit the centers of atoms.
If this “new” property of electrons exists, scientists say, it would help explain the current imbalance between matter and antimatter in the universe.