Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Could this be my last post ever???

What do you think of all this? As highly anxious person this makes me a little nervie, but as faithful person, I know this isn't how its all going to go down...still, I don't like it one bit. Lets not do things that even have the slightest inkling that they might create a black hole for us to get sucked up in.




I right clicked all the shiz below off cnn.com











CERN, Switzerland (CNN) -- Scientists Wednesday applauded as one of the most ambitious experiments ever conceived got successfully underway, with protons being fired around a 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel deep beneath the border of France and Switzerland in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the universe.


The experiment will look at how the universe formed by analyzing particle collisions.


The Large Hadron Collider -- a $9 billion particle accelerator designed to simulate conditions of the Big Bang that created the physical Universe -- was switched on at 0732 GMT to cheers and applause from experts gathered to witness the event.

While observers were left nonplussed by the anticlimactic flashing dots on a TV screen that signalled the machine's successful test run, among teams of scientists involved around the world there were jubilant celebrations and popping champagne corks.

In the coming months, the collider is expected to begin smashing particles into each other by sending two beams of protons around the tunnel in opposite directions.

Skeptics, who claim that the experiment could lead to the creation of a black hole capable of swallowing the planet, failed in a legal bid to halt the project at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Others have branded it a colossal waste of cash, draining resources from its multinational collaborators that could have been spent on scientific research with more tangible benefits to mankind.


French President Nicolas Sarkozy hailed the project as a major achievement for Europe.

"The repercussions of this scientific investment without precedent in the history of humanity will be essential not only for the intimate knowledge of our universe, but also for the direct applications in fields as varied as intensive calculation or even medicine," he said. Watch as Big Bang experiment gets underway »

The collider will operate at higher energies and intensities in the next year, potentially generating enough data to make a discovery by 2009, experts say.

6 comments:

Mary said...

it's been nice knowing you...

Amy said...

holy shiz...

Heather-Rita said...

holy shiz is right...seriously...how dumb are we...

stanfordfam said...

wouldn't that money be better spent finding a cure for cancer, ending homelessness etc???? Who the heck is in charge?

Mary said...

We made it out alive.

Suzanne said...

Seriously, that freaks me out. Why in the world would anyone want to do that. $9 billion give me a break!