Saturday, November 21, 2009

Physics is fun!

The LHC is back up and running! I was excited about this a year ago when I blogged about it, and I'm still excited. Mainly because I'm a giant nerd, but also because it's really cool.

Beams of protons circulating at nearly the speed of light and then smashing into each other? Awesome. Learning more about the Big Bang (or Horrendous Space Kablooie, if you will)? Awesome! Giant superconducting magnets operating at almost absolute zero? 0°Kelvin? -459°F? Um, awesome!

But I digress. And even if you're not interested in any of this, I'm sure you'll be interested to know that even with the powering up of the LHC and the potential black holes created and subsequent end of the world, we can check to make sure we're okay with just one little clicky.

Go ahead. Clicky Linky.

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