Its a thing of beauty isnt it? In case you guys havent seen this yet this is the Large Hadron Collider (wikipedia) and a small group of scientists still believe that it can cause a Black Hole to engulf the planet when it goes fully operational. They were able to fire the first beam last Wednesday and at least were still here. And just a few hours ago hackers calling themselves the “Greek Security Team” successfully mounted an attack on one of the computer systems that control the LHC’s detectors.
And while you’re at it you can show this video to your slightly less tech inclined friends to freak ’em out -> http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html