Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Follow Up: End of the world scheduled for 3:15 am EST.

Damn it, I'm gonna be asleep and not have any cool last words. Like "Oh crap!" or "I regret I only have one life to give for an unnecessary overgrown physics project."

From the NY Daily News:

Mark your calendars: the End of the World may come around 3:15 a.m. tomorrow.

That’s when scientists will flip the switch on the world’s most powerful particle accelerator in an attempt to begin answering some of the oldest scientific quandaries.

Some critics have warned that the activation of the 17-mile-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland, can create black holes on Earth for the very first time — pulling us all into oblivion.

Scientists working on the massive project were quick to assuage fears, explaining that any black holes would be tiny and last a fraction of a nano-second.

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