Wednesday, September 10, 2008

~Hadron Collider~

Hello everyone and today I thought I'd bring a little science to you. As you may or may not know the Hadron Collider, which is a particle accelerator, was fired off sucessfully yesterday in Switzerland. This 9 billion dollar project is meant to smash atoms together by shooting beams of particles (protons) down a tunnel located underground between the borders of France and Switzerland, to simulate the conditions of the Big Bang, a millionith of a second after it started, which was the catalyst for the creation of this universe. Now, for the skeptics, this is a scary concept, they feel we're playing with stuff out of mankind's hands and theorize that by firing off this canon, we will evidently create a black hole right here on our planet, thus destroying ourselves. Although, for the scientists this is a huge achievement, and they do not seem concerned by black holes.

The potential hopes of this project is this:

"They say the experiment has the potential to confirm theories that physicists have been working on for decades including the possible existence of extra dimensions. They also hope to find a theoretical particle called the Higgs boson -- sometimes referred to as the "God particle," which has never been detected, but would help explain why matter has mass."

-CNN.com Elizabeth Landau


And that is science for today from me. For those who are are interested in science, especially physics, I hope this was enjoyable, for others who find it boring, just don't mind it then. ^^
If you want to read more about the Hadron Collider, google it or read the article I got the information of here: http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/09/10/lhc.collider/index.html
~Rin

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5 Comments:

At September 10, 2008 at 7:29 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

Rin might be interested in this , or perhaps this video to go with her article.

No this isn't something of interest to me... just posted it before hand.

 
At September 10, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Blogger Zaku-sama said...

This thing is too cool, now if only they could use it for what they should. This will be the end of us, but if it doesn't kill us...the end-result will.

 
At September 10, 2008 at 10:01 AM, Blogger KageNek said...

Large Hardon Collider.

 
At September 10, 2008 at 10:25 AM, Blogger sadako said...

Sada was the first to report on this, in the forums.

 
At September 10, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Blogger Kip said...

No need to Google! It's the homepage link today!

BTW, are you sure we're still here, when I woke up this morning traffic lights turned green to stop and red to go, like they used to, but now, everything seems backwards! It took some getting used to.
Darn you super science!!!

 

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