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The Large Hadron Collidor (LHD) is now being completed to become the largest and one of the most complex physics experiment ever. It will collide particles at speeds of up to 30 million a second for up to 10 hours. They will be consistently shot at 99.99975% of the speed of light. Some major experiments generate more then 100 terabytes of collision data per second.

We really need to get one of these!

" You could think of it as the biggest, most powerful microscope in the history of science. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), now being completed underneath a circle of a countryside and villages a short drive from Geneva, will peer into the physics of the shortest distances (down to a nano-nanometer) and the highest energies ever probed." (The Discovery of Machine, Scientific American)
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Looks interesting! :) Thanks for sharing.
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I bought the pocket model at Toys-R-Us ™.

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Ha! For how much? I have to get it :) It's a lot of time getting there though :)

Edited by landlord, 26 February 2008 - 03:26 PM.

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We really need to get one of these!


And to do what with it?Just another expensive toy!I believe the money would be better spend on research to find a fix for what we broke,like our planet!

Landlord,why do you need a new toy?Who are you going to "Bombard" with particles at lightspeed? :) :)

Edited by zorba the geek, 26 February 2008 - 04:09 PM.

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Interesting article here on some of the unknowns, and potential dangers: http://www.kresswork...e_my_planet.htm

Scary part is, they really don't know what's going to happen, or what might be created.
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Well, first of all it would be simply fun to blast old computers together at close to the speed of light and see what happens. Just having an enumerated piece of mass like this would be sweet - with support for all of its thousands of processors.

As well, it is most certainly a possibility that the earth, or even the entire solar system, could be "swallowed up" by a black hole's extreme gravitational pull, as there are so many out in the expanding universe.
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as there are so many out in the expanding universe.

It's expanding? How do you know that? I thought we were just finding more and more of it :)

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I guess those interested in Physics would know that. In fact I just watched an entire show on it on History Channel - as well I have been reading about it in all of my recent books.
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Sorry, forgot to add that it is expanding due to Dark Energy - which in fact occupies more of the universe then Dark Matter by about 50%.
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as there are so many out in the expanding universe.

It's expanding? How do you know that? I thought we were just finding more and more of it :)

Troy

How does anyone know anything? By looking at wikipedia, of course. :)
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This article is missing citations


Hhhhhhmmmmmmm, just a bunch of theories if you ask me :)

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Oh I see... You want a Wikipedia article with footnotes... and lots of crazy physics equations, so it must be true. :)

Edited by stettybet0, 27 February 2008 - 05:38 PM.

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*troy laughs and laughs... and keeps laughing so much and secretly hopes everyone will forget his comments and laugh with him...
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thats kinda like this book my friend did a book report on O.o

these scientists created a black hole, but something went wrong and the black hole is now eating the planet O.o

http://www.google.co...lient=firefox-a
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