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Supercollider is under 9000 – fails to bring about ‘physics-aided apocalypse’

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There was a lot of gossip about this at the start of this week at school. For those who weren’t aware that today could have been their last day on Earth, this is the scoop from the Chicago Tribune.

“Seven times more powerful than Fermilab’s main particle collider in Batavia, the new facility will smash together intense beams of subatomic protons, producing so much energy that some theories predict it could form tiny black holes. That has led to two lawsuits—one filed in Europe, one in Hawaii—seeking to halt the project and save the planet.

The most far-out fear is that the device’s little black holes could blossom into big ones, with gravity so strong that they swallow first the collider, then the Swiss-French countryside, then the Earth as a whole. Burp.”

On a slightly more cynical note, supermassive black-hole = no more exams = no more study ∴ waste of time studying for VCE in the first place. Fucking European scientists playing with our minds!

UPDATE: If you’re reading this, you’re still alive.

Here are some pretty sweet pics of the LHC.

Written by ikekthereforeiam

September 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm

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  1. they haven’t started colliding yet.

    only spinning clockwise and anti clockwise…there’s still time to spook people, so don’t ruin it for the rest of us.

    L. J Hubble

    September 14, 2008 at 10:53 pm

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