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Big Bang 2 -- Subatomic Boogaloo

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TrooperBari, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    From the "science that's too damn cool to ignore" file:


    The Large Hadron Collider -- dubbed science's most ambitious, and expensive, experiment -- starts its work soon after 20 years of preparation. It's going to accelerate particles to 99.99% of the speed of light and crash them together, all in an attempt to recreate conditions not seen in the universe since the Big Bang.

    Some facts and figures on the project that cost $10 billion to create:

    Why drop all that cash on a subatomic speedway, you ask?

    And in case you're worried about strangelets or mini-black holes:
  2. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    We're doomed!

    In all seriousness, I think this stuff is fascinating. But thank goodness for that link, because I've honestly been scared shitless about the possibility that Europe goes flying off the planet.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I remember when the gubmint tried to build one of these things in north Texas back in the late 80s/early 90s. They got most of the facility built then cut the funding in the mid-90s. The county it was built in got stuck with the land and the buildings have sat empty for about 15 years.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    If a firebreathing dragon is produced by this thing, it would be worth the $10B spent.
  5. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    No kidding.

    Oh, and major props on the thread title. Nice work.
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I, for one, welcome our new subatomic masters.
  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Could one of these scientists do something to prevent my cable from going out twice a week?
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Or boost my AM radio reception without having to go to XM or Sirius?
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'll wait for Big Bang 3D, thanks.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    What we have here is failure to check the archives. A D_B of a D_B.

    The D_B: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/58092/

    The original (from February, dammit!): http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/53251/

    And my thread title was way cooler than the D_B titles. :D
  11. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Disagree. TrooperBari's thread title was best.
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