Re: Wednesday Armageddon German Chaos.
Well Mikeywaz, the German Chaos has started; one casualty, death treads and while no actual atoms were smashed today, the public is reminded not to panic (yet):Fearing end of world, Madhya Pradesh girl commits suicide
A 17-year-old girl committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh district fearing the end of the world in the most ambitious scientific experiment in Geneva to fathom the mysteries of creation, the police said Wednesday.http://www.freshnews.in/fearing-end-of-world-madhya-pradesh-girl-commits-suicide-67587
MIT physicist gets death threats over collider experiment
An MIT physics professor and Nobel laureate has received death threats because of his involvement with the Large Hadron Collider, which performed the world's biggest physics experiment today.http://www.computerworld.com/action/arti...rc=news_ts_headFirst Beam Circles Large Hadron Collider Track
No actual atoms were smashed today -- that won't start for weeks -- and no results are expected for months, at the earliest. Still, like first light in a telescope, the first beam in the particle accelerator is a landmark moment for a program that has spanned more than 20 years and involved tens of thousands of scientists. "What has been shown today is that technically it all works,"
said Jos Engelen, chief science officer for CERN, the European scientific research agency directing the efforts, in a live webcast from Geneva. http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/09/first-beam-circ.html
Don't panic: Large Hadron Collider won't spawn voracious black holes
Remember the fear that the Trinity test of the first atomic bomb in 1945 might ignite the atmosphere? The Large Hadron Collider, a massive particle accelerator 17 miles in circumference that will begin operation Wednesday, comes with its own apocalyptic possibility: teensy black holes with gravitational appetites voracious enough to swallow the Earth. But you can breathe easy, because some scientists believe that worry is just as baseless as the A-bomb's flaming atmosphere.http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-10036245-76.html