Monday, April 14, 2008

Or could create a black hole Or turn earth into cinder...

From LA Times via :

New Atom-Smasher Could Fill Gaps in Scientific Knowledge

Reporting for The Los Angeles Times, John Johnson explores the significance of the new CERN particle accelerator in Geneva: "The most complex piece of scientific equipment ever built, the collider will send particles crashing into each other at just a wink shy of the speed of light, generating energies more powerful than the sun.

Scientists like Mangano believe that this instrument, when it begins operating as early as this summer, will peer into a looking-glass world that could contain entrances to extra dimensions and super-massive partners of the familiar particles that make up our world."

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