Friday, September 12, 2008

Large Hadron Collider

The big story in science news these days is the start of experiments with the Large Hardron Collider. I had a general idea about what a particle accelerator did, but here is an excellent video that explains how the LHC works:


Knowing that it is real makes me fell like we are living in the future; A future that is void of hovering cars.

Check out the Large Hadron Collider webcams here.

3 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

Everyone should be forced to watch that. Fascinating.

But they really need to start working on those flying/hovering cars. Right now.

Ookami Snow said...

There has to be a simple way to making cars hover right? We can reproduce the big bang but we can make a chunk of metal hover?

I think our priorities are in the wrong spot.

The Gare Bear said...

Well-done video explanation. I only hope that their maintenance budget is better than where I work. We have trouble even making a simple fluorine pump work for more than a couple of weeks at a time. Last failure was due faulty materials -- no fault of ours, but it shut us down for two weeks. I can only imagine the complexity of the Hadron collider. One of the great things about the Hadron collider is that it is truly experimental science -- sometimes we have to do things because we can.