Today is LHC (Large Hadron Collider) Day!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Yes, today is that much-anticipated day when the $9 billion machine switches on at the facilities of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), located in the neighborhood of Geneva and the Swiss-French border: much-anticipated because of the insight the LHC is supposed to provide into the universe’s original “Big Bang,” but also because of the possibility that some scientists have pointed out that its atom-smashing risks creating a black hole that could suck in the Earth and turn it inside-out.

Except that today is really not LHC Day at all, as Lewis Page writing at The Register (motto: “Biting the hand that feeds IT”) steps in to point out, even making that message his piece’s title. (more…)

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