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Big Bang in the Lab!

For the first time in history, the Big Bang - the collision of atomic particles - has been simulated in a laboratory environment!

After years of preparation and setbacks, the LHC underneath Genf has finally worked as planned - the first particles have collided and provided the attending scientists with new and fascinating data.

And since the reports are still coming in, the scientists are alive and well and have not been swallowed up by artificially created suns, black holes, space-time continuums or wormholes. :)

If you want to know more about CERN and the LHC, you can find the articles here on Wikipedia:

CERN

LHC

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ravensilver
Mar. 30th, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
*ggg*

Someone made a spoof of it:

http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html
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ravensilver
Mar. 30th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
Isn't it? I had to laugh, when I saw that.

Though I have to say that I'm totally excited that it finally worked... I guess my father has rubbed off on me over all these decades. :)

Edited at 2010-03-30 12:08 pm (UTC)
keire_ke
Mar. 30th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
This is exciting! <3

Yay for not knocking us back into the stone age!
ravensilver
Mar. 30th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, it really is! I was watching the live feed from the control rooms, and you could *feel* the happiness and excitement of all those people involved!

I think that scientists will certainly gain a greater understanding of matter and how everything started. And who knows, maybe this is the kind of research that will one day give us a real live transporter - or other useful things! :)
amarissia
Mar. 30th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
*has completely missed the scientific excitement and gone into Dan Brown-fangirl mode* :)
ravensilver
Mar. 30th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
*ggg*

See... I didn't even think of that! I was all caught up in physics and amazement and 'oh wow'! *gg*
orehime
Mar. 31st, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
YAY we're ALIVE!!!!
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