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Old 06-29-2008, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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MEYRIN, Switzerland (AP) — The most powerful atom-smasher ever built could make some bizarre discoveries, such as invisible matter or extra dimensions in space, after it is switched on in August.

But some critics fear the Large Hadron Collider could exceed physicists' wildest conjectures: Will it spawn a black hole that could swallow Earth? Or spit out particles that could turn the planet into a hot dead clump?

Scientists: Nothing to fear from atom-smasher - USATODAY.com
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Home of King Willie the not so great
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Interesting reading. Thanks John!
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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If setting-off nuclear weapons for testing (multiple times) or warfare (twice) didn't end the world, I don't think a small amount of atoms being smashed will.
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