Yes, but Why Do It?

As most of the world knows, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), in a tunnel 175 meters below the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland, is the largest and most expensive scientific experiment in human history. It is designed to hurl opposing particle beams in a 27-kilometer circle at somewhere the speed of light. When it was finally cranked up for the first time, there were concerns that a runaway chain reaction might suck the universe into a black hole. Unfortunately, it broke down before anybody got the answer although it is working at a lower level while scientists work to get it back up to speed.

Read →

Comments on this post are for paying subscribers