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(Big Think)   Particle physics could really destroy us, but not until we reach tens of millions of times the energies at the LHC   (bigthink.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Particle physics, Universe, Standard Model, Energy, Particle accelerator, Vacuum, high-energy Universe, General relativity  
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415 clicks; posted to STEM » on 02 Jun 2022 at 5:29 PM (26 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-02 5:34:35 PM  
3 votes:
Uh. Particle physics is a NATURAL PROCESS, subbo. Our experiments are relatively weak.
 
2022-06-02 6:10:29 PM  
2 votes:
Another turgid rehash of things we already know from Mr. Siegel?  Fetch me my fainting goats!

Though, on a positive note, who wouldn't like this gif?

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2022-06-02 6:11:37 PM  
2 votes:
Particle physics can already destroy us with a little uranium
 
2022-06-02 6:38:21 PM  
2 votes:

Kraftwerk Orange: Remember the weasel.  It tried to warn us in 2016.

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Little bastard shunted us onto the bad timeline
 
2022-06-02 5:56:59 PM  
1 vote:
Polar Vortex: FAIL
Murder Hornets: FAIL
Giant Meteor: FAIL
Sharknado: FAIL
Pandemic: FAIL
Large Hadron Collider: FAIL
Right Wing Assholes: IN PROGRESS
 
2022-06-02 7:13:02 PM  
1 vote:
Particle physics won't have the opportunity, basic chemistry will destroy us first.
 
2022-06-02 7:58:51 PM  
1 vote:

dionysusaur: Uh. Particle physics is a NATURAL PROCESS, subbo. Our experiments are relatively weak.


Yeah.  Considering that 'Particle Physics' is what makes frickin' NUCLEAR WEAPONS work, I don't think we need a super-LHC to give us cause for concern on that front.
 
2022-06-02 10:07:02 PM  
1 vote:

leeksfromchichis: TheMysteriousStranger: leeksfromchichis: Particle physics can already destroy us with a little uranium

That is nuclear physics. Particle physics works is about things that are more fundamental.

What do they collide in CERN?


Most of the time protons.  Occasionally they do nuclei. But at no time is anything the LHC doing anything even remotely relevant to someone designing or making a nuclear weapon.
 
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