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Old 09-09-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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September 10, 2008: Recreating the Big Bang



aka faking an orgasm?

The image is of the Large Hadron Collider built by CERN, which the BBC reports is ready to be powered up after 30 years of planning and construction. It will be the world's most powerful physics experiment.

More on the Science of it all here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7604293.stm I just think it looks cool
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:46 PM   #2
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looks like an octopus drawing you in
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:52 PM   #3
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Who ever picked the colors must have been a Denver Broncos fan.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:54 PM   #4
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There's a passably cool/nerdy rap on youtube explaining it all.
I can't link for you cause I am at work, don't want to look toooooo idle. Some keyword searches should find it.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:48 PM   #5
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Black holes drag in matter from their surroundings. Some critics fear the collider could create a miniature black hole that could swell and swallow the Earth
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:56 PM   #6
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Fortunately, there's a way to find out if the LHC has in fact destroyed the earth.

And an RSS feed.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:59 PM   #7
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Particles liberated in this new superdupercollider will exist only for miniscule fractions of second, and they will be the much the same as zillions of particles that zip through us and the planet every second of every day, totally unnoticed. They will simply be liberated where they can be studied.

Hawking has long proven that mini black holes must exist if the rest of black hole theory is reasonably correct, so it is rather likely that we've encountered them before and didn't even realize it.

...or we might all wake up in the 11th dimension in a few days.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:03 PM   #8
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Here's a link to the rap ZenGum was talking about;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:06 PM   #9
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Actual conversation in my household when I brought up this thread:

Me: Cool. Hey, want to see a picture of the Large Hadron Collider?
Him: Sure, I guess... Yeah, it looks like pretty much any other particle accelerator.
Me: I've never seen a particle accelerator before.
Him: [laughs]
Me: Why is that funny?
Him: I don't know. It just is.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:09 AM   #10
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Well I imagine when you've got large Hardons colliding you'd get a big bang. Am I missing something here?
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:55 AM   #11
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:57 AM   #12
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Black holes drag in matter from their surroundings. Some critics fear the collider could create a miniature black hole that could swell and swallow the Earth
Except for the critics, that sounds like the description I use in my craigslist ads.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:59 AM   #13
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OMG you really are one of those freaks from Craigslist, arent you?
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:23 AM   #14
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OMG you really are one of those freaks from Craigslist, arent you?
So, you know the list huh?
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