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09-11-2008, 01:39 AM
So, with the firing up of this freaky-deaky thing, I knew I spent all day today watching the skies and checking my world clock to see what time it was in France. At least, I think it was France who started it...I'm not sure.
So, while I go research it *cough cough Wiki cough cough*, let's see everybody else's opinions.
09-11-2008, 01:01 PM
That Large Hadron Collider.
I think what they're doing is beginning top accelerate all the atoms...and stuff, that are inside it or whatever and then in thirty days, or at least thirty days after they started to accelerate, they're going to collide them and try to make a black hole so they can research it closely...
be afraid. be very afraid.
Of course I could be wrong, I haven't exactly kept up to date with information about the machine that could kill us all.
09-11-2008, 05:01 PM
The Large Hadron Collider is an international effort built in Europe. It's not France, but some 60 countries behind it.
Basically what it is doing is accelerating subatomic particles to the speed of light and forcing them to collide so we can study the reactions and get a better understanding of physics (quantum, cosmic, and regular physics). It's going to allow us to hopefully find out what makes all of that stuff work, including maybe discovering a lot of theorized particles that have never been found.
No, the Earth won't explode. And I'm totally for it because it's science and science is awesome.
09-11-2008, 05:42 PM
Meh, my class practically stopped breathing when our teacher said, "One minute before they turn the machine on."
My physics teacher showed us this in class today. :)
09-11-2008, 11:01 PM
I blogged about that last week :P. It's hilarious and brilliant!
Blasted Shaun always finding the fun stuff first.... :mad:
09-12-2008, 02:07 AM
I like the idea. I mean, blah, surely they know enough about what they're doing that we won't all die. (I was going to say "that the earth won't explode" but Shaun said that it wouldn't.) So, I'm not really afraid. I'm all for it.
It's fascinating, really. I'd like to be one of the people on the team. Mind you, they're all smarter than me, but I'd like to be there to see it.
I bet it's going to be awesome.
09-12-2008, 02:09 AM
It already is awesome :P, since it's been fired up and successfullly tested :D.
09-12-2008, 02:16 AM
I missed my chance.
Ah, well, I suck at all sciences anyways.
The only thing I'm good at is balancing equations in chemistry. The rest is... O.o
But, this thing is really cool. And I'm glad that we're not dead. :P
...I want to create a black hole.
09-19-2008, 03:49 AM
It malfuncitoned one day after being turned on and they just now reported it.
so that's why we're all still alive :P
09-19-2008, 04:45 AM
I don't find that funny. I feel bad for them. This is one of the largest, most important machines ever built in all of human history. Any failure is upsetting.
Also, they did successfully test it, just so you know. So it works, it just broke. If it was truly broken the test never would have succeeded :P.
09-19-2008, 01:12 PM
The test was going to take months though, they were just accelerating and much much later they were going to start colliding the particles together. So we didn't get anything done, this thing needs to stay active for a while without any errors before it can get long enough to collide the accelerators.
09-19-2008, 06:40 PM
The test was for a successful rotation. That was a success, numerous times. If the particles can't go all the way around then there's no point :P
10-28-2008, 10:37 PM
I'm only opposed to this because to many scientists are playing God. Last time I checked, playing God gets you blown-up, killed, ridiculed, or your wax wings melt and you fall in an ocean. It just don't work.
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