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Bain
An article in The Age today about the LHC finally going into operation.

If you dont know what it is and you want to learn mooooarrrrr, then go to here

Some bits of info if you cant be bothered.

$9.6 Billion project.
Particle accelerator
7 times faster than the current worlds best LHC
Biggest scientific test in human history

They are hoping to find out a bunch of unknowns from this machine, namely Dark matter and 'the god particle' or otherwise known as Higgs boson. Basically the ability to create microcosmos's and all that stuff.

Eventually it will be used to smash to beams together - the energy created is about the same as just after the big bang theory of how earth was created. Or 5 TeV per beam.

Pretty mind boggling what humans have/are achieving.

Also you can goto the website to have a look at what it is its doing. They have done the first syncro tests etc. Today they are actually sending some particles around the 27km ring.

LHC Project

If all this is way over the top for you see this stupid hat

Or if you want the Video version of it all see here
Fun
This is already covered in another thread...but hey, isn't going to matter when we're all sucked into a black hole.
gregoria
Everyone put their tinfoil hats on?

[EDIT] Strangely enough I had a dream that Canberra got hit hard by about 10-12 tornado's last night.
Remedial
10-12 tornadoes? are you sure they weren't cyclones greg? seems much more likely

that would be cool thought, it's been like 5ish years since our last natural disaster, need some more to break up the mind numbing dullness of this place
Bain
Remedial wrote:
10-12 tornadoes? are you sure they weren't cyclones greg? seems much more likely

that would be cool thought, it's been like 5ish years since our last natural disaster, need some more to break up the mind numbing dullness of this place


Grow more plants Rem.. geez..
Xant
The amount of people at school yesterday freaking out was fucking astounding.
About 4 girls actually started balling there eyes out.

Bain, why are people so retarded? :(
Cailaris
Ok, so I was at school, at the canteen, really old ugly canteen lady saying "we are all going to die today, from a black hole", yes everyone knows about it, then my friend said we should probably hug and make it seem like a scary dream, then the lunch lady said "yeah, we can have sex too.." WTF! too far..
gregoria
Remedial wrote:
10-12 tornadoes? are you sure they weren't cyclones greg? seems much more likely

that would be cool thought, it's been like 5ish years since our last natural disaster, need some more to break up the mind numbing dullness of this place


No they were Twister style all over the place
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