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Old 06-27-2008, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Large Hadron Collider and hilarious overreactions

It's a bit nerdy, but...
http://www.lhcountdown.com/?p=1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider

http://gizmodo.com/392324/spammer-ke...der-assploding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_...adron_Collider
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:58 AM   #2
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Extremely nerdy.... But recreating the birth of the universe is....... *bursts out laughing* ....pure insanity!

That's the most out-there, courageous thing I have read in a while! Good luck to them and i'll be watching what happens!
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:33 AM   #3
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The science is beyond me but the general plan seems pretty neat!
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:26 PM   #4
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I keep thinking Black Mesa when I look at the pictures of this place.

"Please activate the mass spectrometer Gordon..."

It's an absolute giant project in the long run of things. 17 miles in diameter and 600 feet under ground.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:13 PM   #5
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Default LHC stories

I heard about the project about a year ago on NPR's All Things Considered and checked out the CERN website then and was quite awed.

Listen to Pt.1 page http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=9433495
Listen to Pt.2 page http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=9473392

...and the follow up a year later...
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=89265915
Scientists in Geneva are readying the largest particle accelerator ever built. But BPP regular David Morgan says at least two men are suing to stop the accelerator because they fear it will swallow all of planet Earth.

Edit: added LHC podcast link at iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M...t?id=251294167

The forum here at MW never ceases to amaze me lest I forget great minds think alike.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:31 PM   #6
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Now it's on its way to becoming one of the coldest thing in the universe!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7512586.stm
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:57 PM   #7
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Oddly enough if this experiment was to be conducted in the US - the entire project would be literally blacklisted by the very same community that is currently embracing it
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:50 AM   #8
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haha man this is great i'm really excited as how this will work out!

hmm imagine this whole thing quenches... omg biggest explosion on earth ever?
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:14 AM   #9
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1.9 degrees Kelvin...so the accelerator will be operating at just barely over absolute zero.

What the hell are they using to super cool that thing without destroying the materials around it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:54 PM   #10
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What the hell are they using to super cool that thing without destroying the materials around it.
the article says liquid helium. i guess it to be in some kind of metal tubing.

1.9 degrees Kelvin...so the accelerator will be operating at just barely over absolute zero.
barely over 0 kelvin would be around a half billionth K which was achieved by a science group in the US
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:40 PM   #11
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mass spectrometer
I just have to point out, since I work for the world leader in mass specs.... a mass specometer isnt a colider.. its a measurement device to measure mass at the atom level.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:20 PM   #12
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Monitor the cooldown process online.
http://lhc.web.cern.ch/lhc/Cooldown_status.htm
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:34 PM   #13
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hmm looks like sector 8 - 1 still has a long way to go
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:39 PM   #14
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hmm imagine this whole thing quenches... omg biggest explosion on earth ever?
nothing compared to a meteorite striking us
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:36 AM   #15
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probably not but then again it depends on the size of the meteor
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