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(APS Physics)   Good news, everyone. The LHC has failed to create any quantum black holes to destroy the Earth. Yet   (physics.aps.org) divider line 25
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2014-03-05 02:05:57 PM
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-05 02:25:44 PM
The paper has a half page title and abstract, four pages of physics, a page of references, eight pages of authors' names, and five pages of authors' affiliations. It sets a weak lower bound on something that is traditionally thought to exist only at an energy scale 10^15 times higher than probed, if it exists at all.
 
2014-03-05 03:09:47 PM
And I cannot tell you just how disappointed I am
 
2014-03-05 03:36:54 PM
I think these physicists are riding the highway to the dangerzone.
 
2014-03-05 04:13:11 PM
"Wheres the kaboom! There was supposed to be an Earth Shattering Kaboom!"  -Marvin
 
2014-03-05 04:14:51 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: And I cannot tell you just how disappointed I am


I was kinda hoping for something like The Mist to happen.
 
2014-03-05 04:15:45 PM
www.louisianime.com
 
2014-03-05 04:18:57 PM

Ivo Shandor: http://www.hasthelhcdestroyedtheearthyet.com/


On the other hand...
 
2014-03-05 04:29:33 PM
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-03-05 04:35:59 PM
Here is a webcam link to watch what's happening now...
http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html
 
2014-03-05 05:21:10 PM

lvdata2: Here is a webcam link to watch what's happening now...
http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html


I posted that to facebook a long while ago, and got a lot of very angry, panicked responses.
 
2014-03-05 05:25:24 PM
I dunno, if we're messing with quantum physics isn't it just as likely that it's going to happen, has happened, and is happening right now?
 
2014-03-05 05:27:58 PM
Reactions ofWAY higher energy than what happens in the LHC occur in the earth's upper atmosphere all the time. (we just don't have a good way of controlling them/observing them in minute detail.)

Seriously, google the "Oh My God" particle (no relation to the Higgs Boson). It was one of the first ultra-high energy cosmic rays we ever detected.

It was a proton moving with the kinetic energy of a 60mph baseball.A proton.
 
2014-03-05 05:31:26 PM
We already know that 'black holes' aren't black NOR do they hold on to anything...  They're simply temporal gravitic phenomenon.

And thus don't exist.
 
2014-03-05 06:13:20 PM

lvdata2: Here is a webcam link to watch what's happening now...
http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html


An alternative link


http://www.lhcfeed.com/
 
2014-03-05 06:14:33 PM

Ivo Shandor: http://www.hasthelhcdestroyedtheearthyet.com/


Dammit, I'm going to be refreshing that all night.
 
2014-03-05 06:22:37 PM
Good news, everyone. The LHC has failed to create any quantum black holes to destroy the Earth. Yet

Not for a lack of trying. But seriously, the LHC has attracted the larget amount of crazies I have ever seen.
 
2014-03-05 07:04:23 PM
What do we want? Time Travel! When do we want it? We already have it; just don't know it yet. This headline dated tomorrow!
 
2014-03-05 07:32:01 PM
How is something that has no macroscopic consequences and decays nearly immediately going to destroy the planet? Perhaps with derpy headlines?
 
2014-03-05 07:48:52 PM

dababler: How is something that has no macroscopic consequences and decays nearly immediately going to destroy the planet?


This is what they would like you to believe.
 
2014-03-05 09:43:07 PM

Felgraf: Reactions ofWAY higher energy than what happens in the LHC occur in the earth's upper atmosphere all the time. (we just don't have a good way of controlling them/observing them in minute detail.)

Seriously, google the "Oh My God" particle (no relation to the Higgs Boson). It was one of the first ultra-high energy cosmic rays we ever detected.

It was a proton moving with the kinetic energy of a 60mph baseball.A proton.


Psshh, I knew this one amateurtron that could go 100mph.
 
2014-03-05 10:07:05 PM
What if the LHC replaced the Earth with a world even more bizarre and inexplicable? What if it has?
 
2014-03-05 10:17:27 PM

AbiNormal: [www.louisianime.com image 850x577]

 
2014-03-05 10:19:40 PM

AbiNormal: [www.louisianime.com image 850x577]


Doh!

ssheltonimages.com
 
2014-03-06 03:59:54 AM
There's insufficient mass or energy on earth to even come close to one particle.

There's insufficient facepalm in the world for people thinking it's possible.
 
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