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  • #31
    Re: Hadron Collider

    One of the guys who is filing the lawsuit also filed a lawsuit against the RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) at Brookhaven National Labs. My physics teacher was working on one of the collectors on that one, so we got to have a tour; which was pretty cool. BNL is a great thing for the LI economy.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,419404,00.html

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    • #32
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      I hope we benefit from these experiments, probably nothing will happen tomorrow. I just wanted to say goodbye in case the world ends.

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      • #33
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        I wanted to say bye too. And that I'm right and the rest of you are wrong.

        J.C.

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        • #34
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          Same thing happened when they did the first bomb from the Manhatten Project. Scientists did not know what would happen and surmised that one nuclear explosion could touch off a chain reaction that would end the world. Of course, they should have had kind of an idea of what would happen since their first experiments out in the open were under the bleachers at the University of Illinois and their graphite reactor ran a little wild on them there.
          Jim Don

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          • #35
            Re: Hadron Collider

            I wonder if they did FSW when they put all that piping together for the super collider?
            Jim

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            • #36
              Re: Hadron Collider

              Professor Otto Rössler, a German chemist at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen has filed suit with the European Court of Human Rights, hoping to gain an injunction that will prevent the switching on of the Large Hadron Reactor on Wednesday.

              The lawsuit argues that the Large Hadron Collider violates the right to life and right to private family life under the European Convention of Human Rights. It sets out a series of arguments that suggest the collider could produce mini black holes that would permanently come into existence and grow uncontrollably.

              Large particle colliders have been used by scientists to smash atoms and pieces of atoms together for more than thirty years.The Large Hadron Collider is the most powerful particle collider, or atom-smasher, ever built.

              On Wednesday, it will fire atomic particles around its 17 mile circumference, 11,245 times every second before smashing them headlong into each other.

              The result will, for a split second, replicate the conditions that some scientists believe existed in the moments immediately after the birth of the universe, known as the Big Bang.

              In a space a billion times smaller than a speck of dust, the collisions will create temperatures 100,000 times hotter than the center of the sun. The purpose of the experiment is to isolate the Higgs bosun, or "God particle" that gives every other particle its mass and weight. But the experiment carries risks.

              The first risk is that the internet will be particularly slow on Wednesday -- and here's why. The main site at CERN is also a large computer center containing powerful supercomputers designed primarily for analyzing experimental data.

              To analyze it all required linking some 300 similar data systems in over fifty countries, creating a major wide area networking hub. It was a similar, but smaller particle experiment that led to the creation of the world wide web in 1990 by CERN project engineer Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

              So firing up the new atom smasher could slow down the internet temporarily while all that new data is being analyzed.

              Or, it could result in an expected breakthrough in information technology that could speed up the internet exponentially.

              Or, it could reverse the Big Bang process and create a black hole that could destroy the universe.

              That's the second risk.
              Congratulations to Mr. "the sky is falling" Al Gore, nominated the new Village Idiot!

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              • #37
                Re: Hadron Collider

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                • #38
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                  I hope it's quick.

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                  • #39
                    Re: Hadron Collider

                    Potential implications for something like this...

                    As we look at the Hubble pics, we see objects that are billions of light years away, nothing known to us could ever transport us those kinds of distances in a time frame that could ever make it practical to even consider.

                    FTL (faster than light) movement is a physical impossibility, matter converts to complete energy at light speed, and it takes infinite energy to move matter at that speed.
                    In other words, just to get across the other side of the Milky way galaxy's 100 light year span it would take 100 years even IF we could figure out how to move that fast without self destructing.

                    Quantum mechanics is some very weird stuff, particles have been known to disappear and reappear somewhere else under certain conditions.

                    Imagine discovering something from these experiments that leads us to learn how to fold space/time, or teleport.

                    Imagine if we discovered how to harness the energy of matter at subatomic levels (the same stuff matter converts to at light speed).

                    Imagine if there were a breakthrough the leads to a way to create stable nuclear fusion.

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                    • #40
                      Re: Hadron Collider

                      Originally posted by DuckButter View Post
                      Potential implications for something like this...

                      As we look at the Hubble pics, we see objects that are billions of light years away, nothing known to us could ever transport us those kinds of distances in a time frame that could ever make it practical to even consider.

                      FTL (faster than light) movement is a physical impossibility, matter converts to complete energy at light speed, and it takes infinite energy to move matter at that speed.
                      In other words, just to get across the other side of the Milky way galaxy's 100 light year span it would take 100 years even IF we could figure out how to move that fast without self destructing.

                      Quantum mechanics is some very weird stuff, particles have been known to disappear and reappear somewhere else under certain conditions.

                      Imagine discovering something from these experiments that leads us to learn how to fold space/time, or teleport.

                      Imagine if we discovered how to harness the energy of matter at subatomic levels (the same stuff matter converts to at light speed).

                      Imagine if there were a breakthrough the leads to a way to create stable nuclear fusion.



                      Imagine if there were a way to keep Rick quiet and peacefull yet still breathing.
                      Last edited by drtyhands; 09-10-2008, 06:37 AM.

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                      • #41
                        Re: Hadron Collider

                        O/K,
                        It's wednesday,so far I 'm still here.

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                        • #42
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                          "The Large Hadron Collider was switched on today at CERN.
                          And the result: The Earth didn't move, or even twitch. And it certainly didn't end - as you can tell by the fact you are reading this."
                          - Neil Tweedie at CERN

                          Decent 3 minute video on what the heck the thing is:

                          http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/mai...scicern610.xml
                          Last edited by Dairylander; 09-10-2008, 07:47 AM.

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                          • #43
                            Re: Hadron Collider

                            Originally posted by Dairylander View Post
                            "The Large Hadron Collider was switched on today at CERN.
                            And the result: The Earth didn't move, or even twitch. And it certainly didn't end - as you can tell by the fact you are reading this."
                            - Neil Tweedie at CERN

                            Decent 3 minute video on what the heck the thing is:

                            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/mai...scicern610.xml
                            Yeah but how do you know we didn't get sucked into a black hole and are now in some kind of mirror dimension?
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                            • #44
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                              MY CAT JUST GREW A DUCK BILL!!!!



                              wait....that was just a 60's flashback...all's well.
                              I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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