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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Do we really want to be doing this?

Okay, it is more dignified than back to back Sasquatch conferences...
Local scientists are helping to smash atoms.
Smashing atoms - doesn't that lead to bad things?
And there is more -
"Scientists expect it to do a better job than similar accelerators at creating rare particles, perhaps even dark matter, that could provide information about why there seem to be exceptions to the standard model of particle physics. They are looking for the “new physics,” beyond the standard model, that ruled the early universe."
Dark matter... New physics...
And -
"Massive amounts of data are expected to be generated during a decade of accelerator operation. The amount of data also will scale up by a factor of 50, Fast said.
It will be one of the largest scientific samples of data ever, exceeding all the written works in the history of the world several times over, according to PNNL."
All this is happening in Japan. So if a black hole all of a sudden swallows up Japan...
Entire article here

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/pacific-northwest-national-lab/article63726392.html#storylink=cpy"

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/pacific-northwest-national-lab/article63726392.html#storylink=cpy"


Bob Slatten said...

Um ... should I be nervous???

mistress maddie said...

UH????? If a black hole does happen, let's hope Trump is visiting there at that time.

Sadie J said...

Back to that old question --Just because you can, does that mean you should? After all, if they create a black hole, how are they going to contain it? Because I highly doubt it can be destroyed. I think I would prefer they experiment with cloned T-Rexs! (and we all know how that turns out!)

Jeanne said...

Isn't that what the Hadron Collider, The one in Switzerland, is for??

I would definitely keep my eye open for Godzilla or Mothra! Just sayin'!