The LUX experiment is trying to detect dark matter, from the bottom of an abandoned gold mine in South Dakota. It makes sense in context, I swear!
I’d love to write a great big description of dark matter (and also tachyons, which would effectively move backwards in time from our perspective, and superposition, in which multiple realities exist simultaneously until collapsed), but I’ve been working on… something secret that I’m going to reveal next week, once it’s at a ‘revealable’ position, and I’m just too exhausted. I will link to the Scully experiment, though, cos that’s got some really surreal implications to do with superposition (which, sadly, don’t actually result in backwards causality. I know, I’m disappointed too).
Those things don’t look like I’ve drawn them in the comic, but they’re kind of difficult things to cartoon.