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Rumours: The Collider

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January 25, 2011

01:41

To watch on your iPod or iPad, touch HERE.

Apparently the world just isn't big enough for TWO awesome particle racetracks: the Tevatron, the world's second most powerful particle collider, will be shut off in October 2011, leaving the Large Hadron Collider to claim all the fame and glory.

But what is the LHC? It's big. It's circular. It's helping scientists see the very fabric of our universe. And...it's cooler than deep space. Literally.

But some believe it will cause the formation of micro-black holes that will swallow the Earth - and with such fervor that lawsuits were filed. Is this keen insight, or complete insanity? Science in Seconds investigates.

Host: Rheanna Sand

Photo credits: CERN, passive-matrix.co.uk, wallpapers-diq.net, spacetelescope.org

References:
http://lhc.web.cern.ch/lhc/
http://public.web.cern.ch/public/en/LHC/LHC-en.html
http://ca.askmen.com/entertainment/special_feature_400/444_large-hadron-collider-5-things-you-didnt-know.html
http://www.revelation13.net/KingJames6c.html

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/03/30/tech-large-hadron-record.html

YOUR COMMENTS

Claire Martin on March 30, 2010
Gareth Keenan invetigates! haha great video
Marie-Claude on March 31, 2010
Awesome! :)
Jennifer on June 05, 2010
Yeah LHC. Brain Cox (works on LHC) but is also trying to use his favorite subject: curiosity, to demonstrate why we should spend more on science.

http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_cox_why_we_need_the_explorers.html

Note: the two words I had to type in to get posted is "great concern"

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