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The Collider

June 13, 2008

Rheanna Sand

 

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

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