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Well, That Makes Me Feel Much Better

CERN Particle AcceleratorScientists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN are going to attempt to make mini Big Bangs.

“These beams will have the kinetic energy of an aircraft carrier slammed into the size of a zero on a 20p piece,” Brian Cox of Manchester University told the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science….”There has never been such a jump in particle physics. It will go into an area that we don’t really understand,” he added.

Here’s my favorite quote:

They estimate the possibility of accidentally destroying the planet as extremely low.

:::whew::: Glad to hear that, guys.

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Posted in News, Science September 29th, 2006 by Chip
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