Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Wednesday Armageddon #297623
09/08/08 10:26 PM
09/08/08 10:26 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 2,532
Short Offline OP
Short  Offline OP
[Linked Image] Day after tomorrow CERN will try to recreate the Big Bang in Geneva, Switzerland. In their 27 Kilometers (17 Miles) long tunnel they will make particles collide with almost the speed of light. What actually will happen after that is not known but scientists working on the project told BBC that there is a possibility of Black Holes forming (that will disappear just as quickly).

Other scientists are not that sure; some fear Earthquakes, Tsunamis and German Chaos-Theory scientist Otto E. Rössler even fears that the whole world might be swallowed by the Black Hole created by CERN. One thing is sure, the project already swallowed 6 Billion Euros. Those that want to see what else will be swallowed when the Large Hadron Collider is fired up, can follow the Armageddon-show on webcam next Wednesday.

Live and let live
Re: Wednesday Armageddon [Re: Short] #297907
09/09/08 09:52 PM
09/09/08 09:52 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 2,532
Short Offline OP
Short  Offline OP
[Linked Image] Cern special: The 9 billion dollar question
Today, mankind’s greatest experiment begins as the Large Hadron Collider powers up. The cost is huge, the scale is massive – and the discoveries could be enormous. But, asks Andy McSmith, what does it all add up to?

Cern’s Large Hadron Collider goes live

The 12,500-tonne CMS or Compact Muon Solenoid detector, part of Cern’s massive underground laboratory that will smash protons together and analyse the sub-atomic debris that results, will be started on September 10th 2008.

The LHC should answer one very simple question: What is mass?
"We know the answer will be found at the LHC," said Jim Virdee, a particle physicist at Imperial College London. The currently favoured model involves a particle called the Higgs boson - dubbed the "God Particle". According to the theory, particles acquire their mass through interactions with an all-pervading field carried by the Higgs. The latest astronomical observations suggest ordinary matter - such as the galaxies, gas, stars and planets - makes up just 4% of the Universe. The rest is dark matter (23%) and dark energy (73%). Physicists think the LHC could provide clues about the nature of this mysterious "stuff". But Professor Virdee told BBC News: "Nature can surprise us... we have to be ready to detect anything it throws at us."

[Linked Image]

Live and let live
Re: Wednesday Armageddon [Re: Short] #297912
09/09/08 10:26 PM
09/09/08 10:26 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 297
San Diego, CA
Mikeywaz Offline
Mikeywaz  Offline
Originally Posted by Short
some fear Earthquakes, Tsunamis and German Chaos

No, not German chaos! :-P
As Brian Williams said as he signed off the evening news tonight, "I hope they know what they're doing!"

Re: Wednesday German Chaos [Re: Mikeywaz] #298003
09/10/08 02:02 PM
09/10/08 02:02 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 2,532
Short Offline OP
Short  Offline OP
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.

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.

First 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.

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.

Live and let live

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
SPTB Calendar of Events

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We handle all aspects of the purchase of your Real Estate in Belize. From in depth property searches to your final closing.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (bobcat bill), 88 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1