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Awesome Pics of CERN's Large Hadron Collider

CmdrTaco posted more than 6 years ago | from the because-we-can dept.

Science 249

mactard submitted a collection of insanely beautiful pictures of the Large Hadron Collider. I've always had a warm place for amazing photgraphs, and these really don't disappoint. Science really is beautiful sometimes.

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Holy Navy? Astartes here (-1, Offtopic)

PakProtector (115173) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447045)

Requesting large scale planetary bombardment with 'photgraphy tag' bombs.

FOR THE SPELLING EMPEROR!

Priority Bombs. (1)

Erris (531066) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447301)

How many days of the Iraq war could have been paid for with CERN's budget? The inverse question is more intersting, given collapse of the US supercollider effort.

Re:Priority Bombs. (0)

Killjoy_NL (719667) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447371)

I'd rather have that the money goes here, at least something good could come of this.

Re:Holy Navy? Astartes here (0)

vertinox (846076) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447913)

Oh great... Next you'll be telling me the LHC is going to tear a rift in the Warp and we're going to get invaded by Slaneeshi demonettes.

3rd photo (5, Funny)

tgd (2822) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447053)

That 3rd photo looks an awful lot like a stargate.

I'm assuming its a shot facing downwards, thus the pool of water or whatever that is, but it just looks cool.

Re:3rd photo (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447101)

That was shot looking up, at the event horizon of a stable worm hole.

Re:3rd photo (4, Interesting)

Gromius (677157) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447137)

You're not the first person to think so [cmsinfo.cern.ch] . It is suspicious that no answer is actually given....

Re:3rd photo (2, Interesting)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447453)

Truth is stranger than fiction...

Turns out, the government really did have a Stargate Project [wikipedia.org] -- it was just about psychics, not aliens. And they didn't find any. Of either.

Re:3rd photo (1, Funny)

laejoh (648921) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447211)

It was a soundstage on Mars!

Re:3rd photo (1)

damnfuct (861910) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447259)

The photo titled "Insertion of the tracker in the heart of the CMS detector" looks like a prime opportunity for a photoshop

Re:3rd photo (1)

Atari400 (1174925) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447433)

The 6th photo has a whole lot of black circles, I guess it's just too early to worry about black hol+++CARRIER DISCONNECT+++

Re:3rd photo (4, Interesting)

kestasjk (933987) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447585)

While we're swooning over the LHC watch the Large Hadron Rap video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM [youtube.com] (Don't worry, it's made by some of the people who work there and it's pretty funny, and sums it up nicely)

Re:3rd photo (1)

ascendant (1116807) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447595)

Stargate, I can see, but what I don't get are all the Half-Life references.
I've played both of them and I don't see (or remember) what you guys are talking about.
It seems more DOOM3 related to me- just not quite as dark.

The first comment on the article is hilarious. (4, Funny)

Xenex (97062) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447065)

"This thing is going to kill us all."

Re:The first comment on the article is hilarious. (5, Funny)

Gromius (677157) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447173)

Look I've never understood what the LHC is going to kill us all thing. I'm a physicist working on the CMS experiment so perhaps I can explain what we are going to do more clearly. All we plan to do is take two proton beams or 'streams' and then cross them. Why is everybody so worried?

Re:The first comment on the article is hilarious. (1)

MrShaggy (683273) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447233)

well done. That's a pretty odd reference. ;)

Re:The first comment on the article is hilarious. (0)

superash (1045796) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447289)

YOU IDIOT! Haven't you heard about BLACK HOLE?! :)

Don't cross the streams (5, Informative)

v1 (525388) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447353)

Dr. Egon Spengler: There's something very important I forgot to tell you.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Don't cross the streams.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Dr. Peter Venkman: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That's bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

Re:The first comment on the article is hilarious. (1)

InlawBiker (1124825) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447835)

Either that, or they'll start an irreversible resonance cascade, opening a portal into another universe.

Re:The first comment on the article is hilarious. (2, Funny)

3seas (184403) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447767)

"This thingis going to kill us all"

Don't worry, be happy....... that if it does it will happen so fast that you won't know it.

However become concerned if you live within 50 miles and the power in your home drops out around the time they turn it on.

Re:The first comment on the article is hilarious. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24448127)

I really like comments #14 and #25 in that order :D

that's lots of storage! (1)

t35t0r (751958) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447103)

Nice server room. They're still going to use distributed storage to put all their data at other universities and national labs.

Re:that's lots of storage! (1)

t35t0r (751958) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447113)

looks like thousands of supermicro systems.

Re:that's lots of storage! (0, Offtopic)

laejoh (648921) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447195)

looks like a beowulf cluster! Do you think it runs linux?

Re:that's lots of storage! (1)

thomasw_lrd (1203850) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448169)

I'm really worried about it if it runs M$. I don't think I'll worry about taking cal iv though, so it works out pretty good.

Re:that's lots of storage! (2, Informative)

negated (981743) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447335)

Supermicro [supermicro.com] 1Us on the left, and AIC [aicipc.com] 5Us on the right!

-S

Re:that's lots of storage! (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447349)

Yeah, I was drooling over that, too. Although, given that this is Slashdot, I'm sure I wasn't the only one looking at that server and thinking "ooooh! look at those CPUs..."

This looks like something from Half Life (3, Funny)

Rooked_One (591287) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447117)

So, it begs the question - where's our savior, Gordan Freeman?

doesn't beg (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447235)

It raises the question...

Re:This looks like something from Half Life (1)

Beretta Vexe (535187) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447497)

He's on Irak. This time the futur of mankind is in the hands of a franco-suisse ( half French, half Swiss ) man with a ski-stick !

Re:This looks like something from Half Life (1)

ascendant (1116807) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447517)

I don't know about Gordon, but I have my crowbar ready - in case of unforeseen consequences...

Re:This looks like something from Half Life (2, Informative)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447559)

Nah... looks much more like the intro of Out of this World. [wikipedia.org]

Slashdot + page of high res photos (4, Funny)

Anrego (830717) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447121)

.. this can't end well

Re:Slashdot + page of high res photos (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447609)

It'll make a black hole caused by the Large Slashdot Packet Collider!

Large Hadron Rap (1)

BuzzSkyline (905506) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447125)

Re:Large Hadron Rap (1)

BuzzSkyline (905506) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447139)

oops, wrong link . . . check THIS out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM [youtube.com]

Re:Large Hadron Rap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447189)

High Quality: http://www.vimeo.com/1431471

Re:Large Hadron Rap (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447223)

My ears! The ear plugs do NOTHING!

Is it sad I saw this coming before I clicked? (1)

Kawahee (901497) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447445)

Did you mean: "large hadron rap"

Re:Is it sad I saw this coming before I clicked? (1)

BuzzSkyline (905506) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448145)

Ummm, saw what? the typo, the erroneous link, or the kickass rap itself?

Valve will sue (4, Funny)

eekygeeky (777557) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447133)

this is clearly copyright infringement.

My God... (1)

MattGWU (86623) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447153)

It's full of stars!

(What. It's not NOT full of stars, kind of.)

Re:My God... (2, Funny)

halivar (535827) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447191)

Naw, it's gonna be filled with black holes.

THE END IS NIGH! REPENT!!!

Re:My God... (1)

G0rAk (809217) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447243)

...it's full of Higgs Bosons.

They sincerely hope, or we chuck the whole physics model out and start over again.

Re:My God... (1)

lordofwhee (1187719) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447365)

Well, no. The absence of Higgs Bosons doesn't mean they don't exist, just that either this particular set of equipment can't create them, or can't detect them.

Anyway, the current model is still useful, even if there really is no Higgs Boson.

Arise! (1)

neostorm (462848) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447165)

What is the condition called where you become sexually aroused by technology?

Well... that's what I've got.

These images set the mind on fire!

Re:Arise! (2, Funny)

pitchpipe (708843) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447199)

What is the condition called where you become sexually aroused by technology?

Technopr0n!

Re:Arise! (2, Funny)

pitchpipe (708843) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447271)

What is the condition called where you become sexually aroused by technology?

Technopr0n!

Oops, that's the stuff that gets you there. What I meant to say was C!@L!$

Re:Arise! (1)

laejoh (648921) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447293)

It's called erotics [catb.org] , isn't it?

Re:Arise! (5, Funny)

srjh (1316705) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447321)

Let me guess... it's giving you a hadron?

Re:Arise! (1)

Fumus (1258966) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447409)

Technophilia?
But I'm more worried about the fact that I've already seen porn of that.

Re:Arise! (2, Interesting)

hemorex (1013427) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448025)

Did the same to me, but then, I couldn't help thinking 'goatse' the whole time I was looking at the pictures.

Going to visit this next year (1)

Sebilrazen (870600) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447207)

Using 2 back channel connections, one military and one academic, to go visit this while I'm in Europe next year for work. I guess it didn't hurt working on those French Mirages in Saudi Arabia after all. I'm very interested in ALICE, it should add credence to, or dismiss outright, a lot of cosmological foundations.

I just hope it doesn't destroy the Earth before then.

Where are the crowbars and shotguns? (1)

0x4a6f6e43 (837256) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447209)

Did any of you notice where they stored the crowbars and shotguns? I'm just making sure when they power this thing up (and create that inter-dimensional rift) that I know the layout. I forget, has the gravity gun been invented yet. Or was that CERN2?

Re:Where are the crowbars and shotguns? (1)

Gromius (677157) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447303)

dont worry, we have it covered. Part of my job is to run simulations of startup at the LHC and prepare for it. I've been extensively playing halflife as result, I'm sure thats what my boss meant :)

Sci-Fi Should Look so Cool (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447225)

Next time some sci-fi movie wants to display a massive quasi-government experiment regarding anything, they should look this stuff over. So much cooler looking than the BS that most movies have.

Great! (1)

Axello (587958) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447229)

Wow, these are much better than the ones I took last year. Hee, first post?

This feels too much like digg (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447245)

AWESOME Pics of CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Obsoletely Amazing... (5, Insightful)

ClaraBow (212734) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447269)

It is astonishing what man can accomplish when not at war!

Re:Obsoletely Amazing... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447355)

i'm sure woman helped too

Re:Obsoletely Amazing... (0)

svadu (858161) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447419)

yep, just looking for trouble!

Re:Obsoletely Amazing... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447615)

But we're at war.

Re:Obsoletely Amazing... (4, Insightful)

antic (29198) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447941)

+1 on amazing.

I don't know how it works exactly, but it's massive, incredibly complicated and absolutely stunning. Something of a beacon to children becoming interested in science, I'm sure.

A toast to the brains behind it and those who got it funded.

the most impressive thing (4, Insightful)

Gromius (677157) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447275)

I always find the most impressive things about the detectors is the cabling that you have to do. The CMS ECAL has at least 61,200 cables to read out all the the crystals, the tracker (first photo) also has thousands and thousands of cables. Trying to wire the damn thing up is an epic task (one I'm happy to have avoided) and trust me, you dont want to screw up.

Re:the most impressive thing (2, Interesting)

drooling-dog (189103) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447593)

I was thinking the same thing. Could this be the most complex device ever assembled by humankind? Just the diagnostics and debugging seems way beyond daunting.

Blueprint for an alien invasion (5, Funny)

fullgandoo (1188759) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447307)

If this wasn't designed by inter-galactic aliens, i'll eat my hat. I can't think of any purpose of this machine other than them beaming down their armies as soon as the thing is fully powered.
Search for exotic particles? Yeah right!

.. about the size of a pea. (3, Funny)

Channard (693317) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447343)

It does look impressive. Now all we need is an undead assassin to tow it out into space attached to a giant insect. Before we all die horribly.

System Shock (1)

Bozzio (183974) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447347)

Do these pics remind anyone else of the original System Shock?

I wonder how much Karma this question will cost me.

Holy Shit! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447357)

Picture 5, I just spotted the Higgs Boson! Oh no wait, hold on. False alarm folks. Just a dead pixel.

ET technology (4, Insightful)

SpaceGoret (577395) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447381)

This is so beautiful. It looks like extra-terrestrial technology.

Re:ET technology (1)

xhaju (1337031) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447673)

Maybe the Egiptians built it and these scientists took the plans from them........

Impressive (2, Interesting)

Greenmoon (656273) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447401)

I've never seen such a complex array of technology outside a Hollywood or video game mock-up. It must be very exciting for the folks on the design team to see this coming together.
And kudos to the photographer(s) who captured these. That was a smart move, collecting such high-res images.
Very nice.

Re:Impressive (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447479)

It must be very exciting for the folks on the design team to see this coming together.

Still, imagine the letdown if they don't find anything. Of course, there's always a silver lining... [xkcd.com]

Is that... (1)

meteficha (1332195) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447403)

...Stargate?!

Pffft (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447413)

You should see pictures of our pionizer.

--Barron

The Big Picture (2, Informative)

DrHanser (845654) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447437)

The Big Picture photoblog is quite good. I've been subscribed to its RSS feed for nearly a month now, and it never disappoints.

Wow! (2, Funny)

fahrbot-bot (874524) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447505)

Let me be the first to say: That's a LOT of zip ties...

but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24447539)

does it run linux?

LHC Countdown ... down? (1)

Light303 (1335283) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447569)

I just wanted to check when this beauty is going live ... but as i discovered:

http://www.lhcountdown.com/ [lhcountdown.com]

seems to be down ... i hope this kind of misconfiguration does not apply to the rest of the system! (else we are all doomed! *runs away in panic*)

Run away? (1)

denzacar (181829) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447787)

Why? Where?

If they, when they turn it on, create anything that can at least significantly damage The WorldTM - unless you have a personal space faring escape pod [theonion.com] LHC is going to get you.

destroy the world (-1)

Lilo-x (93462) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447575)

I was told that in theory the black holes that are generated should not destroy the world, I am not very comfortable with the word "theory" in the sentence.

Dates? (2, Interesting)

drinsilence (1019354) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447611)

Article says: "The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is preparing for its first small tests in early August, leading to a planned full-track test in September - and the first planned particle collisions before the end of the year" anyone knows the specific dates for these events?

Re:Dates? (1)

imsabbel (611519) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447647)

I am not sure if they know them themselves...
Even with an accelerator ring 2 orders of magnitude smaller, stuff and glitches can cause delays, or require checkups before full powerup.

They plan on discovering... (1)

idiotdevel (654397) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447805)

if conditions immediately after the big bang are suitable for running Vista smoothly

Tron (1)

ryu1232 (792127) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447809)

So this can put me on to the MCP's game grid right?

Mon Dieu! (1)

flajann (658201) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447859)

Hey, I'm an atheist, but those were the first words that came to mind when I saw the pictures. I mean, the sheer scale of this project alone is mind-boggling, let alone what it is designed to detect!!!!!!

This is for sure the stuff that sets Man apart from Animal!

Now, if we can get the US to stop blowing $billions on killing people and instead invest in human understanding of the greater universe we live in! What a dream... Oh well, the US cares more about dropping bombs on the heads of innocents...

LHC (0, Troll)

SaneScienceOrg (1337579) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447877)

Man's technology has exceeded his grasp. - 'The World is not Enough' Zealous Nobel Prize hungry Physicists are racing each other and stopping at nothing to try to find the supposed 'Higgs Boson'(aka God) Particle, among others, and are risking nothing less than the annihilation of the Earth and all Life in endless experiments hoping to prove a theory when urgent tangible problems face the planet. The European Organization for Nuclear Research(CERN) new Large Hadron Collider(LHC) is the world's most powerful atom smasher that will soon be firing subatomic particles at each other at nearly the speed of light to create Miniature Big Bangs producing Micro Black Holes, Strangelets and other potentially cataclysmic phenomena. CERN physicist Alvaro De Rújula in the BBC LHC documentary, 'The Six Billion Dollar Experiment', incredibly admits quote, "Will we find the Higgs particle at the LHC? That, of course, is the question. And the answer is, science is what we do when we don't know what we're doing." And CERN spokesmodel Brian Cox follows with this stunning quote, "the LHC is certainly, by far, the biggest jump into the unknown." The CERN-LHC website Mainpage itself states quote: "There are many theories as to what will result from these collisions,..." Again, this is because they truly don't know what's going to happen. They are experimenting with forces they don't understand to obtain results they can't comprehend. If you think like most people do that 'They must know what they're doing' you could not be more wrong. Some people think the same thing about medical Dr.s but consider this by way of comparison and example from JAMA: "A recent Institute of Medicine report quoted rates estimating that medical errors kill between 44,000 and 98,000 people a year in US hospitals." The second part of the quote reads "...but what's for sure is that a brave new world of physics will emerge from the new accelerator,..." A molecularly changed or Black Hole consumed Lifeless World? The end of the quote reads "...as knowledge in particle physics goes on to describe the workings of the Universe." These experiments to date have so far produced infinitely more questions than answers but there isn't a particle physicist alive who wouldn't gladly trade his life to glimpse the "God particle", and sacrifice the rest of us with him. This quote from National Geographic exactly sums this "science" up: "That's the essence of experimental particle physics: You smash stuff together and see what other stuff comes out." Find out more about that "stuff" below; http://www.sanescience.org/ [sanescience.org] http://www.lhcfacts.org/ [lhcfacts.org] http://www.risk-evaluation-forum.org/anon1.htm [risk-evalu...-forum.org] http://www.lhcdefense.org/ [lhcdefense.org] http://www.lhcconcerns.com/ [lhcconcerns.com] Popular Mechanics - "World's Biggest Science Project Aims to Unlock 'God Particle'" - http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/extreme_machines/4216588.html [popularmechanics.com] "

LHC (0, Troll)

SaneScienceOrg (1337579) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447945)

Man's technology has exceeded his grasp. - 'The World is not Enough' Zealous Nobel Prize hungry Physicists are racing each other and stopping at nothing to try to find the supposed 'Higgs Boson'(aka God) Particle, among others, and are risking nothing less than the annihilation of the Earth and all Life in endless experiments hoping to prove a theory when urgent tangible problems face the planet. The European Organization for Nuclear Research(CERN) new Large Hadron Collider(LHC) is the world's most powerful atom smasher that will soon be firing subatomic particles at each other at nearly the speed of light to create Miniature Big Bangs producing Micro Black Holes, Strangelets and other potentially cataclysmic phenomena. CERN physicist Alvaro De Rújula in the BBC LHC documentary, 'The Six Billion Dollar Experiment', incredibly admits quote, "Will we find the Higgs particle at the LHC? That, of course, is the question. And the answer is, science is what we do when we don't know what we're doing." And CERN spokesmodel Brian Cox follows with this stunning quote, "the LHC is certainly, by far, the biggest jump into the unknown." The CERN-LHC website Mainpage itself states quote: "There are many theories as to what will result from these collisions,..." Again, this is because they truly don't know what's going to happen. They are experimenting with forces they don't understand to obtain results they can't comprehend. If you think like most people do that 'They must know what they're doing' you could not be more wrong. Some people think the same thing about medical Dr.s but consider this by way of comparison and example from JAMA: "A recent Institute of Medicine report quoted rates estimating that medical errors kill between 44,000 and 98,000 people a year in US hospitals." The second part of the quote reads "...but what's for sure is that a brave new world of physics will emerge from the new accelerator,..." A molecularly changed or Black Hole consumed Lifeless World? The end of the quote reads "...as knowledge in particle physics goes on to describe the workings of the Universe." These experiments to date have so far produced infinitely more questions than answers but there isn't a particle physicist alive who wouldn't gladly trade his life to glimpse the "God particle", and sacrifice the rest of us with him. This quote from National Geographic exactly sums this "science" up: "That's the essence of experimental particle physics: You smash stuff together and see what other stuff comes out." Find out more about that "stuff" below; http://www.sanescience.org/ [sanescience.org] http://www.lhcfacts.org/ [lhcfacts.org] http://www.risk-evaluation-forum.org/anon1.htm [risk-evalu...-forum.org] http://www.lhcdefense.org/ [lhcdefense.org] http://www.lhcconcerns.com/ [lhcconcerns.com] Popular Mechanics - "World's Biggest Science Project Aims to Unlock 'God Particle'" - http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/extreme_machines/4216588.html [popularmechanics.com] "

Re:LHC (2, Funny)

MrKaos (858439) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448083)

Man's technology has exceeded his grasp.

Whitespace is one of the technologies it would seem.

hl2 (1)

wiz22 (1150973) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447957)

They are waiting for you Gordon...in the tessst chambrrrr...

Good Wallpapers (1)

svank (1301529) | more than 6 years ago | (#24447973)

Some of those pictures would look really nice as a wallpaper if they were higher resolution.

Ok (1)

C_Kode (102755) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448001)

Ok, whats the word I'm looking for? Oh yes, WOW!

Did they hire a designer to design the color scheme? That is simple gorgeous!

amazing (1)

SuperDre (982372) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448009)

yes, these certainly are some beautifull amazing images... but seeing all the wires and little parts, gets me more an more afraid for a big accident waiting to happen.. with all the cheapest contractors possible I just wishes they build it in the states, and not so close to our own home.. hehe..

Wow (1)

metalpres (1075199) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448017)

Did anyone else get a weird feeling like they were looking at something they weren't supposed to? Thats amazing stuff, seems like it should be classified or owned by some evil super villain or something

machine porn vs beautiful science (4, Insightful)

somethinsfishy (225774) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448035)

The tools are beautiful objects, to be sure. But what makes beautiful science is elegant, concise, and simple (within the context) descriptions of how the universe works.

New name for the colider (1)

vulgrin (70725) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448043)

I give you "Hadron - Eater of Worlds"

Hmm... (1)

Shados (741919) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448063)

And with all the wires and pieces making up that machine... what are the odds that there was one tiny little mistake somewhere in the assembly? Or is it made redundant, so that if a part fuck up, it doesn't matter? I mean, a little spark at the wrong place in these wires and...

policy for protection from copper thieves (1)

Locutus (9039) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448071)

it looks like they have a couple strands of copper wire here and there which is ripe for the picking. We've had thieves taking copper water pipes, ground strapping and rods, and even had a few electrocuted while attempting to take live power lines.

seriously, those pics looked amazing.

LoB

LHC and Black Holes (1)

MrKaos (858439) | more than 6 years ago | (#24448167)

I don't mind if they make a black hole, as long as they don't drop it. I think that would be bad.
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