Hadron Collider: End of the World?
Don't worry - we survived the official
opening of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We don't
usually post educational videos here but this sure was
interesting. An army of critics were claiming this
colossal machine might create mini black holes that would devour
This truly mammoth machine
spans 17 miles in circumference, straddling the French-Swiss
border. After $8 billion and 14 years of work by thousands of
physicists and engineers, the LHC has finally been fired up.
It's purpose is to accelerate two beams of protons to 99.999999%
light speed in a huge tube in opposite directions and then slam
them into each other to recreate the sizzling temperatures found
at the instant of the Big Bang, and thereby unlock the greatest
secrets of the universe. Deep huh.
More jolly good
End of the World fun here.