Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
End of world postponed?
Conventional wisdom has it that today, 10 September, is the day the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could destroy the world.
But according to the US’s LHC website, the CERN scientists will start-up the doomsday machine today, but the world-shattering experiments won’t actually commence for another month or two:
On September 10, scientists at the LHC will attempt for the first time to send a proton beam zooming around the 27-kilometer ring. One to two months later, the first protons will collide in the center of the LHC experiments, launching a new era in mankind's quest to understand the physical universe.
One can only hope nobody’s done anything, er, rash today.