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Recreating the big bang
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Some say it might destroy the world, and others say it looks just like the Stargate, but you and I know the blazing glory that is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is just going to do a few little things to change our whole conception of reality. You know, like smashing protons together to recreate the conditions that prevailed in the universe right after the Big Bang. Here you can see the outer barrel of the LHC's compact muon solenoid experiment, which will examine what's happening in an energy region known as the "terascale." Which sounds totally Marvel Comics. Peek below for more hot proton-on-proton action.


Here's the endcap of the ATLAS detector, which contains several layered cylinders around the spot where the where the LHC's proton beams will smash into each other.


Here you can see the gigantic electromagnetic calorimeter, which is 6x7 square meters. According to the Boston Globe:

[It] consists of 3300 blocks containing scintillator, fibre optics and lead. It will measure the energy of particles produced in proton-proton collisions at the LHC when it is started. Photons, electrons and positrons will pass through the layers of material in these modules and deposit their energy in the detector through a shower of particles.

In other words: This device measures the output of the smashed protons.


No, it's not some steampunk fantasy gear. This is a huge magnet that will become part of the endcap of the ATLAS detector we showed you above.

To me this is crazy I think we might end up having the same monsters running around like in the movie The Mist.
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so much about science and technology
people today
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I think the Large Hadron Collider is a great project and one of the best expenditures of money for pure research in the world. I think that people who worry about doomsday scenarios about black holes sucking us all in should learn a little more about science then they see on the Sci-Fi network.
Anyways, The Mist was the most depressing movie I've ever seen. I hate the ending.
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they are also doing this experiment trying to prove the theory of Proton Decay.

it's in Japan called Super-Kamiokande





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here's another on.

Large Hadron Collider it's basically some machine that again measures particles. apparently though i'm not 100% they fire electon's with great speed at each other and detect what happens..



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those look...

scary...
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um, well, if there was any chance we would find anything with enough power to create a big bang, we might as well get blown up in the impact >>
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Gosh. Like there arent enough problems in the world already.
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why do they have to recreate big bang....big bang are scary.....
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Korean Boy band - Big Bang?
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why don't they spend money on fighting AIDS, Cancer etc. etc. ?
Are they trying to prove a point or something?


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they're trying to prove how intelligence causes stupidity
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BoredRb wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:

why don't they spend money on fighting AIDS, Cancer etc. etc. ?
Are they trying to prove a point or something?




to kill creationism?


and the rest of humankind along with it?
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OMG WERE GONNA DIE!!!
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BoredRb wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


BoredRb wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:

why don't they spend money on fighting AIDS, Cancer etc. etc. ?
Are they trying to prove a point or something?




to kill creationism?


and the rest of humankind along with it?


I don't know. . .



lol if anything goes wrong, there won't be a soul they can prove anything to.
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