Large Hadron Collider roundup

The Large Hadron Collider was a success and it didn’t destroy the world. We have to admit, we were a little bit worried about the possibility of generating black holes but were soothed by scientists’ reassurances that we would still exist, and this self-explanatory website. We’re also kind of hoping to build our own. PHD Comics visits CERN to learn all about the experiment. Xkcd prepares for the end times with a new friend. The curious can explore some amazing imagery of the LHC, and read about the best-and-worst-case scenarios, and what scientists are hoping for, or monitor progress via webcam. The celebratory will listen to appropriate music, consume inspired science fiction, and drink to the Large Hadron Collider and its success.

Comments

  1. DJFelix says:

    One thing to note is that they only ran a one-way test, meaning there were no
    actual collisions tested.

    We have seen photons travel around in circles before in other colliders. They won’t actually ramp up to anything that hasn’t been done before for several months.

    The possibility of triggering a black hole still exists.

    Don’t forget … The entire purpose of this thing is to conduct experiments where they have NO IDEA what the results are. There is a possibility that the results of those experiments will be either a large explosion or a black hole.

    Hopefully it will just be a small nuclear explosion, not a black hole.

  2. piku says:

    And if you want a really good laugh, just browse on over to these youtube videos

    It’s a work of SATAN!!11!!eleventy

  3. kayne001 says:

    I was just going to say that

  4. bkaxrf says:

    Yes the first collisions are supposed to occur on October 21st according to the wiki.

  5. Lessa, L. says:

    The first collision will occur on october and in a same level as that
    made in fermilab (USA) and nothing wrong was happen.
    Only in next year the LHC will run in the maximum power.
    I worked in the CMS experiment and I am optimistic with the results

  6. Saites says:

    The danger is null: http://devicedaily.com/misc/if-it-goes-wrong-the-large-hadron-collider-could-destroy-earth.html

    “There are rumors that the Large Hadron Collider will create black holes and the rumors are true, that’s one of the scientists intentions. But there is other rumor that the black holes will swallow the Earth, which is fake. Yes, the black holes do swallow everything, even light, but the black holes created will be so small that they will disappear in less than a second, because they lose more mass than they absorb.”

    Your wrong for being afraid.

  7. Adam Smasher says:

    Dear Hack-A-Day Readers;

    This Large Hadron Collider is the worst thing mankind has ever created. I am President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Protons (PETP), and it is our duty to protect those that can not protect themselves.

    How can anyone sleep at night knowing that these poor, innocent, little Protons are being annihilated at the rate of millions an hour? They have done nothing wrong to deserve this kind of treatment. Is okay as long as it’s somebody else’s protons? What if they were yours? Suppose I took your son or daughter and propelled them at 99.9% the speed of light, and smashed them in to another child coming at the same speed in the other direction, just to see what they’re made of, would that be okay? How would you feel?

    Hack-A-Day Readers, won’t you please help us by sending whatever you can? Visit http://www.PETP.org/, we accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and checks.

    Thank you.
    Adam Smasher
    President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Protons (PETP)

  8. zapht says:

    the strogg with come through and destroy us all.

  9. mankind has been trying to unfold the realities of the universe since long with the help of scientific knowledge and scientific brain gifted to him by almighty ALLAH. this experiment will be a success as blessing of almighty ALLAH is with humanity to stay till the end comes with his permission.let us hope for a better future and prosperous world in future.

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