Originally Posted by ecb
they are rapping about an experiment being undertaken in europe to cause 2 protons to collide at a Superfast speed
some hypothesize that this will create an unlimited fuel source
other estimate that it will be the end of the world, by creating a black hole that will suck up and destroy the planet
I choose to hold off my Christmas knitting a few days, and hope that we have free power soon, THEN I can knit to my hearts content
these you-tubes are made to offset the negative publicity they have been getting about this
Just what I have been hearing about his
Well, the idea that it will create black holes that will destroy the planet is laughable at best. The main guy promoting that nonsense also doesn't believe in the theory of relativity (he think's it's a Jewish plot of some sort).
As for being an energy source, in and of itself an accelerator can't be used as an energy source but what is learned in the experiments could someday lead scientists in that direction.
Mostly they're going to be studying the creation and reaction of subatomic particles during the first few microseconds after the collision hoping to learn about how the universe itself could have been created, as well as some other important things like "dark matter", the theoretical Higgs Boson particle, and anti-matter.
The goal of one of the primary experiment is to recreate the conditions, on a small scale, that would have existed in that first few microseconds after the "big bang".
It could potentially either support long standing theories in physics or cause them to have to completely re-think what they thought they knew about the nature of the universe. Pretty important stuff.
Sorry, I've been a science geek all my life