No black holes till next year now!

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  1. cozumel

    cozumel I'm dangerous but cute...

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    The Large Hadron Collider near Geneva will be shut off until spring 2009 while engineers probe a magnet failure.

    The incident on 19 September caused a tonne of liquid helium to leak out into the experiment's 27km-long tunnel. Officials said the time required to fully investigate the problem precluded a re-start before the lab's winter maintenance period.

    The collider is built to smash protons together at huge speeds, recreating conditions moments after the Big Bang. Scientists hope it will shed light on fundamental questions in physics.

    "Coming immediately after the very successful start of LHC operation on 10 September, this is undoubtedly a psychological blow," said Robert Aymar, director-general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern), in a statement.

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    Source: BBC
     
  2. calidan

    calidan Frozen in Carbonite

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    Actually, I predict this will be delayed till December 21, 2012. :lol:
     
  3. Calliers

    Calliers Administrator Staff Member

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    Who knows, it might have solved world hunger, now we'll have to wait till '09, or maybe even 2012 as shown in cali's crystal ball. Drat.
     
  4. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    the end of the aztec calendar is a good place to hold that prediction.

    but, i think it's not going to be delayed. it'll pick up when they say they will, but something will go drastically wrong and we'll be sucked into our own creation :p
     
  5. Cow_160483

    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    Am aliveeeeee...... , now "its time to go sky diving" before they start it up again and we all die:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  6. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    That leaves plenty of time for a 2nd team of scientists to clone Carl Sagan and Einstein, who will then oversee the collider experiment and make sure we don't get sucked into a black hole :D
     
  7. CDsDontBurn

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    the flaw with that is that current cloning technology does not allow for full-sized adult cloning. The clone subject must be cloned from the embryonic stage. By the time that Carl Sagan and Einstein have reached their "mastery of physics" age, we would long be dead because of the black hole...
     
  8. cozumel

    cozumel I'm dangerous but cute...

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    Damn Einstein. First he buggered us with his theories that cursed the world with atomic missiles and now he won't help us 'cos of his tiny baby-brain. A bit too convenient if you ask me.
     
  9. IEMC

    IEMC Neighborhood screw up.

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    Everyone who read this overlooked that it was liquid helium that leaked out into the tunnel.

    Is it just me, or does playing in liquid helium sound fun? Even if it's extremely cold, when it boils into the air you can breathe in the steam to talk all high pitched like.

    The LHC just gets better and better.
     
  10. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    Finaly I can watch rest of smallville in one peace :)
     
  11. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    :lol:that had me chuckling
     
  12. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    liquid helium does sound like a boatload of fun
     

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