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Old 09-10-2008, 03:52 PM
Location: Red Land High School
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Originally Posted by Go Ne View Post
Well, whose up for one last swim in Summerings pool? So many emotions at one time.
I guess we must.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:12 PM
Location: Chicago
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Great news everyone, we still have a month to live! They'll do the collisions on October 21st. Hopefully nothing happens.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:45 PM
Location: Hell with the lid off, baby!
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They are only testing it for now. They won't actually collide atoms until sometime in the near future. So, we have a little more time until the possible end. So let's party it up!

Edit: For those that don't know, there is one of these already in existence, near Chicago. However, this one in Europe is 7 times larger, and produces much more engergy.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:00 PM
Location: Scranton native, now in upstate NY
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Default The End of The World!

Here's a site where you can check to see if the LHC has caused the end of the world yet:

Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet?

Meanwhile, as long as the world is still here, if you're interested in getting updates on the really fascinating work being done at the LHC, you can visit:


In all seriousness, the best argument against having to worry about the LHC is that naturally occurring cosmic rays frequently strike the Earth with energies exceeding that of the particles accelerated by the LHC and so far we're all still here. Really, I think on this one we can all just sit back and relax and marvel at the work that is being done at the LHC.
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:57 PM
Location: Bloomsburg, PA
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Default Interview

One scientist invoved in this project was interviewed and the "end" question came up. He chuckled and equated this project as a "pea shooter" compared to the real thing, and reassured the public that no black hole will be created. The excitement of being alarmed must have overshadowed the interview, which is no surprise! Meanwhile, back to the tabloids...
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:59 PM
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Originally Posted by tremontpa View Post
Why would we experiment with something so unpredictable. It makes little sense to risk destroying the earth.
I'll keep my fingers crossed that we don't all die in some unusuall phenomenon soon.
Hmm, kind of like atomic testing in the desert, right? Who knew what that was going to do either.

Or medical experiments.

Or . . .

You get the point.

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