Thursday, March 19, 2009

End Of The World. Or Is It?

The news and especially TV, went a little over board, if you know what I mean, when they were reporting on the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN, and the impending catastrophe when it swallowed the planet and spat us out into some blackhole or something.

If you are one of those who remember that, and have been using is to explain your insomnia, you can always check
this site for the latest status on any catastrophic, earth-engulfing side effects.

According to the people at CERN, the smaller the object you are studying, the bigger the detector you need to see it. That's the reason you need something that is 27 kilometers around, instead of something smaller like a microscope that you would use to study bacteria. After all, we are talking about sub-atomic particle here...