Hey its the end of the world.. or is it?

Posted: September 13, 2008 in Technology
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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.

If you want to know more about this doomsday device just head on over to neatorama’s article, 10 Things About the Large Hadron Collider You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask.

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

  1. Spyros says:

    Even if a black hole was created at CERN it would not devour anything. Black holes are not insatiable monsters. And mini black holes do not even have a strong gravitational field to pull people or the earth towards them.

    Even if we replaced the sun with a black hole nothing would change except that we would live in the darkness.

    PS. Mini black holes are quantum objects that need quantum gravity to be described exactly. As we don’t know how to quantize gravity we cannot predict if these will form. To be more exact classical gravity (general relativity) predicts that this probability is totally negligible.

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