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Apocalypse postponed (Large Hadron Collider Success - Mini Big Bangs)
12-01-2010, 04:17 AM,
Apocalypse postponed (Large Hadron Collider Success - Mini Big Bangs)
I was somewhat amused when reading the main article in the newspaper, and seeing as there's not been any news on ConCen (tracker or forum) I thought I'd update thing, especially considering the wild claims from time to time on the tracker Pre-ignition of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider):

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Is it just me, or do some people have tunnel vision?

Some of the wild and fear inducing claims posted via torrents on the tracker before the LHC succeeded (there were thousands more stories elsewhere):

That "previous problems with the Collider were caused by sabotage from the future":
Coast to Coast AM Nov 19th 2009 - UFO Revelations, CERN, & Extinctions

That it would reverse radioactivity:
Ananda Bosman - Hadronic Mechanics & Entheogens - Iquitos 2008

That it would open a "Stargate":
Forestructuring The New Aeon AD 2012 - Clyde Lewis (2010)

That is could possibly wipe out mankind in a single event:
Cern has scheduled a possible extinction level event on 11/9/10?

Quote:Apocalypse postponed
The Independent, Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The end of the world has been cancelled, again. There were those who thought that there might be apocalyptic consequences if the particle accelerator at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as Cern, in Switzerland succeeded in reproducing the conditions of the Big Bang.

You can stop worrying. It happened yesterday and the mountains around the great loop of the underground laboratory have not fallen in. November 8, 2010 can be added to October 22, 1844, which has since been known as The Great Disappointment by the religious sect known as the Millerite Adventists, many of whom had given away their earthly possessions in anticipation of the end of time.

Not that the 1,000 physicists and engineers from 100 institutes in 30 countries working at Cern were disappointed. They generated dense sub-atomic fireballs with temperatures of over 10 trillion degrees, a million times hotter than the centre of the sun.

Most of us have no idea what scientists will now do with the vast database of information on the resulting soup of quarks and gluons which was momentarily created. But that humankind has been able to reproduce conditions not seen for 13 billion years – and has survived – seems achievement enough in itself.

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A Mini Big Bang

Quote:Large Hadron Collider creates miniature 'big bangs'.
The Independent, Monday, 8 November 2010

Mini-versions of the "Big Bang" which gave birth to the universe almost 14 billion years ago have been created within the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the giant machine probing the nature of matter near Geneva.

British scientists working on the LHC's Alice experiment were today celebrating the achievement, which opens up a new era in particle physics research.

The "Mini Bangs" were produced by smashing together lead ions - atoms of lead stripped of their electrons - together at enormous energies.

The collisions generated temperatures a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun, reproducing conditions not seen since just after the Big Bang.

Dr David Evans, a member of the UK team from the University of Birmingham, said: "We are thrilled with the achievement.

"The collisions generated mini Big Bangs and the highest temperatures and densities ever achieved in an experiment.

"This process took place in a safe, controlled environment generating incredibly hot and dense sub-atomic fireballs with temperatures of over 10 trillion degrees, a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun.

"At these temperatures even protons and neutrons, which make up the nuclei of atoms, melt resulting in a hot dense soup of quarks and gluons known as a quark-gluon plasma."

Powerful magnets spun the lead ions round miles of underground tunnels at near the speed of light. Flying in opposite directions, the particles were focused into a narrow beam and forced to collide inside the massive Alice "detector".

Scientists hope the quark-gluon plasma will allow them to learn more about the Strong Force, one of the four fundamental forces of nature.

"The Strong Force not only binds the nuclei of atoms together but is responsible for 98% of their mass," said Dr Evans. "I now look forward to studying a tiny piece of what the universe was made of just a millionth of a second after the Big Bang."

The Alice experiment is just one part of the LHC, whose circular beam tunnel runs for 27 kilometres (16.7 miles) 100 metres (328ft) below the French/Swiss border.

Four detectors sit in huge chambers at various points in the tunnel.

Alice is 16 metres (52.5ft) high, 26 metres (85.3ft) across and weighs around 10,000 tons.

The Alice experiment involves around 1,000 physicists and engineers from 100 institutes in 30 countries.

Britain's contribution includes eight physicists and engineers and seven PhD students from the University of Birmingham.

During the lead nuclei collisions Alice will download data at a rate of 1.2 gigabytes per second, producing the equivalent of more than three million CDs-worth of recorded information.

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12-03-2010, 02:45 PM,
RE: Apocalypse postponed (Large Hadron Collider Success - Mini Big Bangs)
well that would spoil the fun of speculatingSmile

I am not one to say "i told you so". i was betting on earth, so for me its just like a weather report.
Ill give it a go though....

Yes thats right the mini black holes made of about 2 particles miraculously failed to swallow us up. phew.
Is that more like it?Smile
12-03-2010, 08:47 PM,
RE: Apocalypse postponed (Large Hadron Collider Success - Mini Big Bangs)
Love good news! thanks!
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