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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Engage!

Ooh, the excitement is mounting, can't you feel it? No? You mean you aren't on the edge of your seat, breathless with anticipation, as a team of scientists just outside Geneva fire up the Large Hadron Collider? Have you been hiding under a rock?

For those that don't know what it is:
"The LHC is the latest and most powerful in a series of particle accelerators that, over the last 70 years, have allowed us to penetrate deeper and deeper into the heart of matter and further and further back in time. The next steps in the journey will bring new knowledge about the beginning of our Universe and how it works, as the LHC recreates, on a microscale, conditions that existed billionths of a second after the birth of our Universe."
Sounds exciting, doesn't it!
The only problem is that no one really knows what'll happen when the men in white coats press the on button next month. Some say nothing will happen, some say the fabled Higgs boson will appear, and others claim that we might tear a hole in the fabric of this dimension, letting loose the denizens of hell, opening a black hole, and causing the destruction of the entire solar system!

I hope it's live on Sky!


Listening to 'Club Foot' by Kasabian.

10 comments:

Ron, Apparently said...

Dammit, as if I don't have enough to worry about....

Inchy said...

Too right you do Ronster, like how to recover from the fashion faux pas that was THAT dressing gown!

Zen Wizard said...

Can't they just make time go back to 1982?

I got a lot of righteous 'tang that year...

Inchy said...

It'd be 1994 for me. I was golden that summer.

sparsely kate said...

Hahah at zen wizard - great comment!


I'd rather those clever men and women with big brains and budgets would fix the problems on earth, now, as we know it - before heading into space.

I think it's exciting and valid to a point...but I really wish more money was spent on what we already know so we can make stuff better.

Ugh. Humans.

Steve said...

I'd love to be there... if only to shout "No, Mini-Me, don't hump the laser..." just before they press the button.

Ron, Apparently said...

Fuck you all, I'm still getting it!!!!
Even in the dressing gown.

Mighty Dyckerson said...

I got a Hadron Collider of my own...in my PANTS!!!

Auburn haired artist said...

*sigh* Boys and their toys !

Jimmy said...

I see you are reading a very good Moorcock book just now Inchy....nice one