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(Sci Tech Daily)   Japanese researchers recreate black hole plasma conditions using giant laser, 1000x the power consumption of the globe, traumatized young mecha pilot   (scitechdaily.com) divider line
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2020-09-09 2:46:11 PM  
Operating the laser was Senior Researcher KAAAAANEEEEEEDAAAAAAAA!!
 
2020-09-09 3:39:00 PM  
Crowbars and medkits mandatory
 
2020-09-09 3:46:08 PM  
Progress on the oscillation overthruster still unknown
 
2020-09-09 3:49:27 PM  
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2020-09-09 4:30:53 PM  
How do you use 1000x the power consumption of the globe.... On the globe. Definitely came you only be a percentage of the output?
 
2020-09-09 4:33:13 PM  

Quantumbunny: How do you use 1000x the power consumption of the globe.... On the globe. Definitely came you only be a percentage of the output?


It's almost as if a unit of energy can be stored over a longish period of time and transferred over incredibly short period.
 
2020-09-09 4:45:07 PM  

Quantumbunny: How do you use 1000x the power consumption of the globe.... On the globe. Definitely came you only be a percentage of the output?


It's a misuse of terminology, but you could have the power consumption of the whole globe *for a trillionth of a  sextillionth of a second* in a ordinary capacitor.
 
2020-09-09 4:45:13 PM  

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2020-09-09 4:45:33 PM  
One of these days an experiment like this is going to take an unforeseen turn, and blip Earth out of existence.

Remember, they're researching these things because they aren't sure they understand them completely.

When the first experimental atomic bomb was detonated, didn't some of the project scientists wonder if there was a small chance it would create runaway combustion that would not stop?
 
2020-09-09 4:50:17 PM  

ChibiDebuHage: One of these days an experiment like this is going to take an unforeseen turn, and blip Earth out of existence.

Remember, they're researching these things because they aren't sure they understand them completely.

When the first experimental atomic bomb was detonated, didn't some of the project scientists wonder if there was a small chance it would create runaway combustion that would not stop?


Should we all be conCERN'ed?
 
2020-09-09 5:15:46 PM  

ChibiDebuHage: One of these days an experiment like this is going to take an unforeseen turn, and blip Earth out of existence.

Remember, they're researching these things because they aren't sure they understand them completely.

When the first experimental atomic bomb was detonated, didn't some of the project scientists wonder if there was a small chance it would create runaway combustion that would not stop?


There is a nonzero chance that the universe itself will develop a nucleation site similar to the Big Bang right here in our solar system, wiping out everything in our solar system at the speed of light as the affected volume slides to a lower energy state (probably with zero vacuum energy instead of the small amount we see currently).

There is zero chance that humanity will have anything to do with that though. If gamma rays from all these active galactic nuclei have reached us, with all this sustained output, and we haven't observed any such disruption, anything we do in our labs aren't going to do shiat to spacetime.
 
2020-09-09 5:22:44 PM  

UberDave: Operating the laser was Senior Researcher KAAAAANEEEEEEDAAAAAAAA!!


But the poor schlub didn't even get authorship credit.

/d'HUMIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE​ERES...no, doesn't have the same tension for some reason
 
2020-09-09 5:24:22 PM  

ChibiDebuHage: One of these days an experiment like this is going to take an unforeseen turn, and blip Earth out of existence.

Remember, they're researching these things because they aren't sure they understand them completely.

When the first experimental atomic bomb was detonated, didn't some of the project scientists wonder if there was a small chance it would create runaway combustion that would not stop?


The only thing I found remotely amusing about the show Lexx was the line "Civilizations at this stage of development are usually destroyed by physicists trying to measure the mass of the Higgs Boson."
 
2020-09-09 5:45:18 PM  

flondrix: ChibiDebuHage: One of these days an experiment like this is going to take an unforeseen turn, and blip Earth out of existence.

Remember, they're researching these things because they aren't sure they understand them completely.

When the first experimental atomic bomb was detonated, didn't some of the project scientists wonder if there was a small chance it would create runaway combustion that would not stop?

The only thing I found remotely amusing about the show Lexx was the line "Civilizations at this stage of development are usually destroyed by physicists trying to measure the mass of the Higgs Boson."


Sounds like a you problem. Lexx was funny
 
2020-09-09 5:49:12 PM  

ChibiDebuHage: One of these days an experiment like this is going to take an unforeseen turn, and blip Earth out of existence.

Remember, they're researching these things because they aren't sure they understand them completely.

When the first experimental atomic bomb was detonated, didn't some of the project scientists wonder if there was a small chance it would create runaway combustion that would not stop?


The universe has been doing freakier shiat with galsxies worth of mass for billions of years than we'll ever do to anything. There's nothing new here beyond us doing it somewhat intentionally instead of it simply happening all around us.
 
2020-09-09 6:40:57 PM  
Coincidentally, "Relativistic magnetic reconnection" is the name of my Roxy Music cover band.
 
2020-09-09 7:37:54 PM  

Kirablue42: ChibiDebuHage: One of these days an experiment like this is going to take an unforeseen turn, and blip Earth out of existence.

Remember, they're researching these things because they aren't sure they understand them completely.

When the first experimental atomic bomb was detonated, didn't some of the project scientists wonder if there was a small chance it would create runaway combustion that would not stop?

Should we all be conCERN'ed?


Yes

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2020-09-09 8:19:36 PM  
This level of light intensity is not easily obtained, however. For a brief instant, the laser required two petawatts of power, equivalent to one thousand times the electric consumption of the entire globe.

Thankfully, the electrical infrastructure was up to the task.

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2020-09-10 3:03:52 AM  

ChibiDebuHage: One of these days an experiment like this is going to take an unforeseen turn, and blip Earth out of existence.

Remember, they're researching these things because they aren't sure they understand them completely.

When the first experimental atomic bomb was detonated, didn't some of the project scientists wonder if there was a small chance it would create runaway combustion that would not stop?


Some of the early researchers thought that the fireball from a nuclear explosion would be so powerful that it would ignite the upper atmosphere and kill us all. But that didn't happen, even with Tsar Bomba.

It's the same with CERN: some people think the experiment will create a black hole or something and kill us all. However even if somehow a black hole was formed, it would be so tiny (they're using subatomic particles, not moons) that it would almost instantly evaporate. So there's not much of a hazard there.
 
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