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happy large hadron collider day!

September 10, 2008

Today is the day that the Large Hadron Collider is kicked up to half power. They are firing protons into the tubes as we speak. And guess what? The world didn’t end! Imagine that!

Rebecca Watson over at tells us of the secrets living deep in the basement at CERN, and xkcd is partying hard over the big event.

For those unfamiliar or confused on the topic, here is a short video from CERN about itself and the LHC.

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2 comments

  1. I didn’t even notice a disturbance in the Force. Of course, they didn’t actually DO anything with the supercollider yet, right?


  2. Yeah, so far they are only injecting protons in one direction. It’s a giant particle nascar race right now.



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