Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53773
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4/7     "CERN creates 10 million mini-Big Bangs in one week"
        See?  I told you that this experiment won't create any black holes that
        get out of control and swallow the entire eart&$*(!~#@%& NO CARRIER
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A graphic showing a collision at full power is pictured at the CMS experience control room of the LHC at the CERN in Meyrin Reuters - A graphic showing a collision at full power is pictured at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experience ... Slideshow:European Organization for Nuclear Research By Robert Evans Robert Evans - Wed Apr 7, 10:31 am ET GENEVA (Reuters) - Physicists at the CERN research center said on Wednesday they had created 10 million mini-Big Bangs in the first week of mega-power operations of their marathon probe into the secrets of the cosmos. Spokesman James Gillies said the subterranean Large Hadron Collider (LHC), in which tiny particles of matter are smashed together at a fraction of a second under the speed of light, was functioning extremely well. We are getting a mass of data for the analysts in laboratories all round the world to get their teeth into, even if it could take months or years for anything really new to emerge," said Gillies. Officials at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, are keen to get through the first two weeks at high power, recalling that in 2008, an earlier launch of the LHC at a lesser power was halted by a major coolant leak after 10 days. Scientists keeping watch over the LHC's 27-km oval-shaped ring under the Swiss-French border near Geneva said collisions were now being recorded at 100 per second, twice as many as on the first mega-power day last week. Particle beams were first injected into the LHC and then collided at a previously unattained total energy of 7 tera -- or 7 million million -- electron volts (TeV) on March 30 in what scientists said was a huge step forward in cosmic research. By tracking how the particles behave after colliding, CERN researchers hope to unveil secrets of the cosmos such as the make-up of dark, or invisible, matter, why matter gained mass, and if there are more dimensions to the four already known. There could also be clues, but not before the middle of the decade after collision impact energy is doubled to 14 TeV in 2013, on whether ideas even more reminiscent of science fiction like parallel universes have any basis in reality. This, like the additional dimensions proposition, figures marginally in the postulates of string theory -- which suggests the basic ingredients of the cosmos are tiny strings of matter -- over which scientists have argued for some years. The theory also proposes the idea of supersymmetry, under which every particle has a massive unseen or shadow particle -- a phenomenon that could explain why dark matter makes up nearly 25 percent of the universe while visible matter accounts for around only 5 per cent. Proponents say string physics, if shown to be correct, could provide the long-sought "general theory of everything" which would resolve contradictions between modern quantum theory and Einstein's general theory of relativity. Report Abuse Physicists have already been reduced to ambiguous and vague terminology to describe regular matter and regular energy. On the quantum level, things are defined in terms of what they're likely to do, how they interact with the other classes of thingsand energy levels. This has produced a detailed and complex model for interactions, but no explanation whatever for what the particles actually are. What fundamentally makes an anti-particle different from a particle. CERN may discover new entities and fit them in to the model, btu that's pretty far from "discovery." Report Abuse Knowing what something is implies knowing what it is made of. Doesn't relativity tell us that everything is ultimately made of energy? Physicists are simply trying to take bits of matter and smash them together hard enough to either break them into smaller bits of matter or mash them together into bigger bits of matter, plus or minus some energy. They then check to see if these are the bits of matter and the bit of energy that any of their theories predicted they would see. They reject the bad theories, fine tune the good theories, or, if nothing fits, try to come up with new thories that fit all of the results seen so far. Along the way, they catalog a bunch of little bits of matter and their behaviors so that they can identify those bits if they ever see them again. Report Abuse In Holy Quran Allah said how you dare to deny, you don't know in the begining the whole universe was one, We tore them apart,from our hands and the universe is expanding. In Surah Talaq Allah said there are seven earth and the sky same, where His commandments descended Comment hidden due to low rating. Report Abuse These pathetic little "scientists" are beating their collective heads into a wall trying to discover the origin of life, when the truth is right before their eyes. God created the universe, and as long as they deny this truth, they will never find THEIR answer because it does not exist. Amazing how so many of us have the audacity to believe that we can find the answers to everything. Report Abuse I think I will get all my affairs in order before March 30. If this has never been tried before, how do they know what will happen when they achieve particle collision and detect dark matter? That's a little like putting a firecracker in your mouth and lighting it just to see what it feels like. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.