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Large Hadron Collider

Have you seen the pictures of the Large Hadron Collider to be switched on today? Wow. It just looks so sci-fi, doesn’t it.

I don’t think it’ll destroy the world, but it almost looks capable of it.

(It wasn’t invented by Osterhagen, was it? Oh, whoops — spoilers!)

PS. The kids are looking on the bright side: if by some freak chance it does create a black hole, destroying the Earth and the entire universe, at least they won’t have any more homework. We’ll be watching the webcast when it starts tonight.

PPS. As noted on AM this morning, although they’ll fire it up for testing for the first time today, collisions won’t be attempted for several weeks.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

4 replies on “Large Hadron Collider”

There’s the real world…and the world of nightmares. That’s right, you understand that don’t you.

What I want you to remember is this, and I know it’s hard. The real world is a lie, and your nightmares are real. The library is real. There are people trapped in their…people who need to be shaved. The shadows are moving again! Those people are depending on glue…only you can shave them – only you…

Even if they do create a miniature black hole in a few weeks, why would it necessarily be trapped in the earth’s gravity well?

The earth moves through space taking approximately 365 days to end up back where it was on a given day. If a singularity formed, would it not stay more or less where it was at the time it formed, possibly gaining strength, and we’d be none the wiser until a year later when he earth smashes into the singularity?

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