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    SadGeezerSadGeezer
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2978892.stm

    http://lhc-new-homepage.web.cern.ch/lhc-new-homepage/

    I’m guessing the article uses “million, million” for 10^12 so as not to get involved in the trillion/billion argument. 😉

    #66639
    Anonymous
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    From and older BBC story

    …To do this, scientists take particles like electrons, protons and their associated anti-particles and smash them into one another.

    When matter and anti-matter collide, they annihilate each other in a flash of energy. Out of that energy, if it is great enough, other particles can form briefly.

    Big Bang

    Ahh, I see. Season 4 of LEXX may not have been too fictional after all! 🙂

    #66815
    A -DM
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    Yep the Lexx story seems to reflect this, obviously this is them expressing their fears, as the new Large Hadron Collider being built will have a higher energy output than that of it’s predecessor the LEP, all this to confirm the existence of a particle that is meant to give mass to other particles…Higgs, kinda frightening that they are recreating the big bang just to prove it exists, the LHC will go online in 4 years time, so make the most of it boys and girls!!!
    On the plus side they may learn about how to control matter/anti-matter reactions, and from it can come an engine for space travel.

    Squishy

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