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The World Asplode?

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:37 pm

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Re: The World Asplode?

Postby dclark0699 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:49 pm

Cosmologists theorize that strangelets could possess a powerful gravitational field that might allow them to convert the entire planet into a lifeless hulk.


Is it really worth it?

I'm not sure what exactly we will learn from doing this,
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Re: The World Asplode?

Postby JTWood » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:04 pm

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Re: The World Asplode?

Postby jlm53089 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:13 pm

A pair of Russian scientists even think the LHC would be the world's first time machine, and that we should expect visitors from the future to arrive soon after it goes into operation.


Well damn, I cannot wait to meet the Terminator.
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Re: The World Asplode?

Postby JTWood » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:17 pm

They forgot the quotation marks around "scientists" in that quote.
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Re: The World Asplode?

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:16 pm

Before I get worked up over this, somebody is going to have to convince me of two things: 1. that's it's even possible for this to bring about an end to the world, and 2. that that would necessarily be a bad thing.
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Re: The World Asplode?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:33 pm

dclark0699 wrote:
Cosmologists theorize that strangelets could possess a powerful gravitational field that might allow them to convert the entire planet into a lifeless hulk.


Is it really worth it?

I'm not sure what exactly we will learn from doing this,


Well, a number of findings could be applied from this study. For example, creating distributed computing systems that would create exponentially greater data storage and even tighter encryption. As a result, less volatile quantum machines could be created that are more suited for wider use.

There's no doubt the LHC is extremely volatile. I'm just as skeptical that such a machine could end life as we know it in one fell swoop but by the same token, I'd be just as skeptical of the idea of microscopic black holes disappearing as easily as they are created.
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Re: The World Asplode?

Postby JTWood » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:50 am

Dammit! Art's... I mean... We are still here. :*)
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Re: The World Asplode?

Postby bleach168 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:54 am

From wikipedia, "The first high-energy collisions are planned to take place after the LHC is officially unveiled on 21 October 2008."
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Re: The World Asplode?

Postby JTWood » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:08 am

bleach168 wrote:From wikipedia, "The first high-energy collisions are planned to take place after the LHC is officially unveiled on 21 October 2008."

Was it officially unveiled last night? Is that entry wrong?
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