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LHC (Large Hadron Collider): Live web-cam

, posted: 12-Sep-2008 10:56

Over in Europe, the Large Hadron Collider has gone online to much fanfare. It is the hope of the researchers that the most fundamental nature of matter can be explored, looking for the so-called "God particle". Of course, there is also a vocal minority of people claiming that in doing so, we will create an artificial black hole, which will swallow up all of Earth and end our existence as we know it.

Those worries are of course completely unfounded.

The LHC folks were nice enough to provide a live web-cam feed, showing their facilities and some of the experiments that are going on there. Check it out here, it's quite interesting to watch their activity over there.

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Comment by inane, on 12-Sep-2008 12:06

seriously dude. you should check what other people have posted on GZ before you post it yourself.


Author's note by foobar, on 12-Sep-2008 12:13

@inane: Well ... "dude" ... as of this moment (noon), searching Geekzone (the only search box that's provided is powered by Google) doesn't show any reference to your article, or mine for that matter.

So, I don't know how one should be "checking GZ" then? Sorry, I haven't subscribed to your RSS feed...


Comment by inane, on 12-Sep-2008 13:13

front page of GZ under the "latest blogs" centre column 3rd part of the page.


Comment by freitasm, on 12-Sep-2008 13:16

I don't see why people can't write about the same subject - different readers, different audiences...


Author's note by foobar, on 12-Sep-2008 13:22

@freitasm: Exactly!

@inane: Well, I have to profusely apologise then. I just don't check the home page of GZ very often, I rely on the RSS feeds, and if I need to "find" something then I will "search", using the usual stuff that the Internet provides for that: Search engines.

On the upside, you now have a couple more links to your own blog. Here's another one, I hope that makes up for the outrage.


Comment by inane, on 12-Sep-2008 13:29

right back at ya :)


Author's note by foobar, on 12-Sep-2008 13:41

@inane: Haha! Good one...


Comment by TheBartender, on 12-Sep-2008 18:20

Of course, there is also a vocal minority of people claiming that in doing so, we will create an artificial black hole, which will swallow up all of Earth and end our existence as we know it.

Those worries are of course completely unfounded.

I disagree.

Are you an expert in this feild?

Thye do say, it is very highly unlikely, the odds are like a million to one or something huge like that, but it is possible...

One must remember, this is an expereiment, they don't know for sure exactly what will happen.

So it is possible.


Comment by Ace Of Spades, on 12-Sep-2008 21:20

If that actually happened a black hole is instant so you wouldent see a big purple and black blob, funny video though :D !!!


Comment by KevDaly, on 14-Sep-2008 09:39

This is seriously cool.

Of course, the original meaning of LHC was "Little Hands of Concrete", used by Elvis Costello for his guitar-playing credits.


Comment by james, on 17-Sep-2008 19:31

re Comment by inane, on 12-SEP-2008 12:06

seriously dude. you should check what other people have posted on GZ before you post it yourself.

==

But seriously dude...

thanks for the post misc

this is the post that came up from my google search.


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