So maybe the world will end, just not in 2012 – LHC

So what does this mean? You want to tell me that when they conceived the idea of the LHC, they had no idea what they were doing.  So how much do the understand now? .. 10%, 20% or 100%.  I doubt that it is 100%, so they have no idea what will really happen when this thing operate at optimum levels and those little protons hit one another and decide to follow their own paths and proton heads.

So the end of the world might be long before 2012.

More here on GIZMODO.

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How small is small – check this out – amazing!

Sometimes I am just amazed at some things. Do you want to know how small a carbon atom is against a coffee bean.

The University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center created this zoomable window that compares the size of a coffee bean with smaller things like a grain of salt, a paramecium, a red blood cell, a human egg, a glucose molecule, and so on, all the way down to a carbon atom.

Click here or the image above to be amazed.

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