Re: Higgs bosuns, inertial damping, artificial gravity, and Star Trek
Bosun: a petty officer on a merchant ship
Boson: any of a group of elementary particles, such as a photon or pion, that has zero or integral spin and obeys the rules of Bose-Einstein statistics
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