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Scientists are using a supercollider to find ... well, they want midichlorians

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    No, really.

    http://gizmodo.com/359532/scientists-looking-for-the-force-finally-put-cerns-large-hadron-collider-to-good-use
    (With pics of something that makes the biggest star of the movie Stargate look like a really lame prop.)

    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/03/god-particle/achenbach-text
    (With a more serious point of view, but the same "WTF-is-that?!?" pics)
     
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: Scientists are using a supercollider to find ... well, they want midichloria

    "The Higgs bosun is strong with this one" just doesn't sound right.
     
  3. I think someone should ask alley if he ever served on board with the Higgs bosun.
     
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Paging Alley ....
     
  5. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Wasn't there some movie recently where scientists tried an experience like this, only to end up creating a giant black hole that immediately swallowed the planet and, accordingly, killed everyone?

    That would be my major concern, especially if I was living in that aforementioned town that's above the accelerator. Should some kind of explosion ensue, you're a goner.
     
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Scientists are using a supercollider to find ... well, they want midichloria

    Science fiction meets ... well, science speculation. Directly from the "large hadron collider" Wikipedia article:

    Everybody panic.
     
  7. Re: Scientists are using a supercollider to find ... well, they want midichloria

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    Screwed, you all are. Hmmmm...
     
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  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Scientists are using a supercollider to find ... well, they want midichloria

    In the tradition of all great endeavors, this thread is useless without a lawsuit. So now there is one.

    http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/03/27/823924.aspx

    (Yeah, same freaky-ass pic.)

    However, Wagner has other problems ...

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2008/03/29/taking-particle-physics-to-court/

     
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Scientists are using a supercollider to find ... well, they want midichloria

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    Remain calm. All is well.
     
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  10. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    ...Higgs particle...

    ...Higgs? Went to high school with that guy. Way too thin to play right tackle, but a good dude to drink beer with.
     
  11. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Yeah, that's still not as terrifying as Oppenheimer being afraid the atmosphere was going to catch on fire and incinerate the planet when they tested the first atomic bomb. It didn't even happen and it's still freaky as hell to think about.
     
  12. Strangelets are the people on Sesame Street who wear ankle monitors.
     
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