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Cern: Big Bang – start of the world’s biggest science experiment!

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    Dovella



    UK engineers and scientists, with their colleagues from around the globe, are eagerly awaiting the 10th September 2008, when the world’s biggest scientific experiment, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be switched on. The LHC, 100m below ground, is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built by man and will seek answers to some of the most fundamental mysteries of our Universe, from anti-matter to dark matter and the existence of extra dimensions. Whether the LHC confirms or denies leading theories, its results will start a new age in our understanding of physics and the entire Universe.

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    we can stay quiet?



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    Harlequin

    Zapp: "I hate these filthy neutrals Kif! With enemies you know where they stand but with neutrals? Who knows! It sickens me."

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    At least when a black hole opens up it's those bloody Swiss that get sucked in first =P

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    PerfectPhase

    It has in fact been turned on since January, slowly cooling the LHC ring to 1.9degK, and intial test beams have already been injected, tomorrow is the first attempt to circulate a low energy beam.  So we're not going to colapse into a black hole until at least the first high energy collisions on the 21st October Smiley

    Whatever the results of the LHC we're in a new age of particle physics, Higgs or no Higgs it's going to be intreasting!

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    Ray7

    Gentlemen ... it's been an honour.

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    Bas

    Has anyone seen any dolphins lately?

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Bas said:

    Has anyone seen any dolphins lately?

    No, but I got this fishbowl in the mail yesterday that said "So long and thanks for all the fish"...  pretty strange.

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    stevo_

    CannotResolveSymbol said:
    Bas said:
    *snip*
    No, but I got this fishbowl in the mail yesterday that said "So long and thanks for all the fish"...  pretty strange.
    This is why usually the world doesn't get told about these things, people fighting for rocks to hide under now etc..

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    Bas

    stevo_ said:
    CannotResolveSymbol said:
    *snip*
    This is why usually the world doesn't get told about these things, people fighting for rocks to hide under now etc..
    people fighting for rocks to hide under


    Yeah, it's like pandemonium out there...

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    brian.​shapiro

    When its turned on, the Earth will be invaded by interdimensional beings who use the mini-black holes as gateways to travel between worlds. 

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    Dr Herbie

    brian.shapiro said:
    When its turned on, the Earth will be invaded by interdimensional beings who use the mini-black holes as gateways to travel between worlds. 

    *looks into crystal ball*
    I see an army of C9 guys pouring out of the trans-dimensional gateway ... or is that just the reflection of the one on my shelf?

    Herbie

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    Harlequin

    brian.shapiro said:
    When its turned on, the Earth will be invaded by interdimensional beings who use the mini-black holes as gateways to travel between worlds. 
    Sweet. That sounds like Buckaroo Banzai!!! =)

    Another DVD I don't own and should...hehe

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    Sampy

    Remember everyone: a footprint doesn't look like a boot.

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    harumscarum

    Sampy said:
    Remember everyone: a footprint doesn't look like a boot.
    I believe it will be one of the most anticlimactic events in scientific history or just a tiny rip in the space time continuim.

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    Ray7

    harumscarum said:
    Sampy said:
    *snip*
    I believe it will be one of the most anticlimactic events in scientific history or just a tiny rip in the space time continuim.

    Once this sucker has ripped a hole between alternate universes, it'll be both.

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    jason818_25​3.33

    Ray7 said:
    harumscarum said:
    *snip*

    Once this sucker has ripped a hole between alternate universes, it'll be both.

    Oh knows! Where is Gordon Freeman when you need him?!

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    Bass

    I heard tinfoil hats can protect against headcrab attacks!

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Bass said:
    I heard tinfoil hats can protect against headcrab attacks!
    I must've had to explain that this wont kill us all about 200 times today Sad Nobody seems to get the idea that this isn't "proper" just the low energy stuff, and that the real end of the world is October 21...

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    Bass

    Lloyd_Humph said:
    Bass said:
    *snip*
    I must've had to explain that this wont kill us all about 200 times today Sad Nobody seems to get the idea that this isn't "proper" just the low energy stuff, and that the real end of the world is October 21...

    Wink
    Wait, LHC will kill us 200 times, or you killed 200 people today? I am not sure what you are trying to say! If you did kill 200 people, can I have their wallets?

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