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Old 09-25-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What would happen if you put your hand in the Large Hadron Collider? [VIDEO]

(Entertaining video, 13 minutes long.)
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:08 PM
 
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The first question in the video reminded me of an article of a Russian man named Anatoli Petrovich Bugorski who stuck his head in a particle accelerator. The beam passed through his head and he lived to tell the tale. Apart from the Wired article and a blurb in Wiki, I've never seen anything else about it, so it's hard to say whether the incident was authentic or not. However, proton therapy is used to irradiate diseased tissues, such as in the treatment of cancer, but its safety is uncertain.

(The first link is the Wired article)

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Old 09-27-2010, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Sol System
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I wouldn't take the risk , even if nothing happens. Subatomics will affect those which constitute the cells. It may be a negligible effect , something akin to removing a raindrop from a thunderhead , then again , the particles affected may be part of an important cellular structure , which when compromised , may have adverse effects later in life.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Sounds like we need a new reality tv show "World's Dumbest Scientists."
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Here are some more:

Do electrons move at Absolute Zero? [VIDEO]
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: South of Maine
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[quote=NightBazaar;16032285]The first question in the video reminded me of an article of a Russian man named Anatoli Petrovich Bugorski who stuck his head in a particle accelerator. The beam passed through his head and he lived to tell the tale. Apart from the Wired article and a blurb in Wiki, I've never seen anything else about it, so it's hard to say whether the incident was authentic or not. However, proton therapy is used to irradiate diseased tissues, such as in the treatment of cancer, but its safety is uncertain."

Sounds like a new version of russian roulette! What's next a micro-wave?
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