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Scientists plan $1.5bn laser strong enough 'to tear the fabric of space'
Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 30, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 10/30/2011 6:38:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A laser powerful enough to tear apart the fabric of space could be built in Britain.

The major scientific project will follow in the footsteps of the Large Hadron Collider and will answer questions about the universe.

The laser will be capable of producing a beam of light so intense that it will be similar to the light the earth receives from the sun but focused on a speck smaller than a pin prick.

Scientists say it will be so powerful they will be able to boil the very fabric of space and create a vacuum.

A vacuum fizzles with mysterious particles that come in and out of existence but the phenomenon happens so fast that no-one has ever actually been able to prove it.

It is hoped the Extreme Light Infrastructure Ultra-High Field Facility would allow scientists to prove the particles are real by pulling the vacuum fabric apart.

Scientists even believe it might help them to prove whether other dimensions actually exist.

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1 posted on 10/30/2011 6:38:41 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What’s the worst that could happen?


2 posted on 10/30/2011 6:39:44 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Scientists plan $1.5bn laser strong enough 'to tear the fabric of space'

Ohh, baby. Get naked, space!

3 posted on 10/30/2011 6:40:44 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“A vacuum fizzles with mysterious particles that come in and out of existence but the phenomenon happens so fast that no-one has ever actually been able to prove it.”

I’m a billionaire, but I live so humbly that no one can prove it.

Obama created millions of jobs, but because Bush destroyed so many jobs, no one can prove it.


4 posted on 10/30/2011 6:41:42 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This’ll make a heck of a cat toy.


5 posted on 10/30/2011 6:41:45 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

I don’t think anyone really wants that questioned answered ever.


6 posted on 10/30/2011 6:42:44 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!')
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They forgot to add: and validate global warming. The Brits generally add that to all scientific statements.


7 posted on 10/30/2011 6:43:23 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

8 posted on 10/30/2011 6:43:23 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Harold Camping funded the project.

It’s running behind.


9 posted on 10/30/2011 6:45:10 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: Grizzled Bear
What could happen ~ well, they could mess around with it and aim it at the wrong thing ~ let's say the Sun ~ and that might start a supernova.

That'd be pretty bad.

Worse would be they open up to another universe or dimension that is totally incompatible with ours and that precipitates a total meltdown of both our plain of existence and another one.

I think God would be angry with that.

10 posted on 10/30/2011 6:45:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let me guess, this is at East Anglia? Must be kinda tough getting those grants lately. Just make the story so outrageous that everyone will throw money at them.

BTW, were we not taught that space was already a vacuum?


11 posted on 10/30/2011 6:45:17 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, but will this laser fit on a shark’s head?


12 posted on 10/30/2011 6:46:12 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Yes we Cain!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yea, nothing is going to go wrong with this plan.


13 posted on 10/30/2011 6:47:55 PM PDT by NoMitt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heck if the fabric was made in China thats not so impressive


14 posted on 10/30/2011 6:48:29 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: xkaydet65

Lol. True.


15 posted on 10/30/2011 6:49:25 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

16 posted on 10/30/2011 6:49:48 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And we had to get rid of Freon to save the earth’s atmosphere? Someone was obviously pulling our legs.


17 posted on 10/30/2011 6:52:46 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But driving my SUV is more harmful to our delicate ‘greenhouse’ than this spacial fabric tearing laser could ever be, right?


18 posted on 10/30/2011 6:55:10 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Scientists say it will be so powerful they will be able to boil the very fabric of space and create a vacuum.

And all these years I thought space was a vacuum. Shows I am a real fossil. hee hee hee Sounds like a funding scam to me.

19 posted on 10/30/2011 6:57:01 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: SunkenCiv

/mark


20 posted on 10/30/2011 6:57:39 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

21 posted on 10/30/2011 6:57:45 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Nothing could possibliye go wrong!


22 posted on 10/30/2011 6:58:15 PM PDT by PENANCE
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Scientists say it will be so powerful they will be able to boil the very fabric of space...

OK, but how fast can it defrost a pound of hamburger?
23 posted on 10/30/2011 6:58:35 PM PDT by TKeith
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To: mazda77

There is space vacuum, and hard vacuum. Space in the orbit area around Earth is sort of a pisspoor vacuum. There are gases up there, they are just too thin for us, and the paint chips, dust, nuts bolt and other stuff we have left up there makes even a geosynchronous orbit a challenge, right now, to get a package into orbit without an immediate collision. That’s why NASA talks about “launch windows” for orbital traffic. It’s like pulling out onto a busy city street at rush hour, blindfolded, without getting clobbered.


24 posted on 10/30/2011 6:58:54 PM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: PENANCE
Nothing could possibliye possibly go wrong!

(hmmmm, ... that's the first thing that's ever gone wrong.)

25 posted on 10/30/2011 7:01:32 PM PDT by PENANCE
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As the Sorcerer’s Apprentice plays in the background...


26 posted on 10/30/2011 7:02:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


27 posted on 10/30/2011 7:03:55 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think a big red self destruct button would be a perfectly reasonable design requirement.
28 posted on 10/30/2011 7:05:07 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It is hoped the Extreme Light Infrastructure Ultra-High Field Facility would allow scientists to prove the particles are real by pulling the vacuum fabric apart.

Why not? It's always good to drill a hole in the boat you are riding in.

Scientists even believe it might help them to prove whether other dimensions actually exist.

It just might.


29 posted on 10/30/2011 7:06:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The laser will be capable of producing a beam of light so intense that it will be similar to the light the earth receives from the sun but focused on a speck smaller than a pin prick.

"Heh, heh. He said "prick."


30 posted on 10/30/2011 7:07:45 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: jonascord

So space is in reality pseudo-vacuum? Now I’ll know it when I see it. JUST KIDDING!


31 posted on 10/30/2011 7:08:35 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: jonascord; mazda77
That’s why NASA talks about “launch windows” for orbital traffic. It’s like pulling out onto a busy city street at rush hour, blindfolded, without getting clobbered.


32 posted on 10/30/2011 7:11:42 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: the invisib1e hand

33 posted on 10/30/2011 7:11:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
the Extreme Light Infrastructure Ultra-High Field Facility

They're going to tear space a new one and they couldn't come up with anything better to call it than ELIUFF?
34 posted on 10/30/2011 7:12:08 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

lol.


35 posted on 10/30/2011 7:12:46 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.


36 posted on 10/30/2011 7:31:55 PM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: KoRn; AdmSmith; bvw; callisto; ckilmer; dandelion; ganeshpuri89; gobucks; KevinDavis; ...

Thanks KoRn.

Montgomery Scott would love this.


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37 posted on 10/30/2011 7:37:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Grizzled Bear; KevinDavis; SunkenCiv

Oh brother. That sounds like a bad thing.


38 posted on 10/30/2011 7:39:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: kittymyrib

ROFL!


39 posted on 10/30/2011 7:44:13 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: aruanan
They're going to tear space a new one and they couldn't come up with anything better to call it than ELIUFF?

Yeah. They could have called it the Refracting Energy Alimetric Laser Facility For Ultra Colliding Kevinic Dissipation.

40 posted on 10/30/2011 7:51:57 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Scientists plan $1.5bn laser strong enough ‘to tear the fabric of space between Obummer`s ears’


41 posted on 10/30/2011 7:54:40 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: aruanan

42 posted on 10/30/2011 7:57:15 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: muawiyah

Kind of like what Walter did on the excellent tv show Fringe when he opened a window to a parallel universe?


43 posted on 10/30/2011 8:08:20 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: muawiyah

Kind of like what Walter did on the excellent tv show Fringe when he opened a window to a parallel universe?


44 posted on 10/30/2011 8:08:20 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

45 posted on 10/30/2011 8:09:28 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: montyspython

‘Man, that thing really does not like Darryl.’


46 posted on 10/30/2011 8:19:36 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish? Or feed the fish?)
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47 posted on 10/30/2011 8:49:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: GeronL

It’ll keep the universe in stitches.


48 posted on 10/30/2011 8:51:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ClearBlueSky

PING

Take a look at this.


49 posted on 10/30/2011 8:58:55 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Maybe nothing? In chapter Five of Daniel, a being reaches from a different where/when, into the where/when of the Babylonian king and writes on the wall, then pulls the arm back to the being's where/when. The Bible shows that there are other 'dimensions', other where/whens, and that there can be opened connections from one to the other. The event described in Daniel sacred the pee out of the king, but there is no indication that terrible destruction to the environment was wrought in the event.

On another note, Jesus leaving the burial clothes to exit the tomb without rolling away the stone seems to have left an imprint upon the wrappings ... if the shroud of Turin is His burial wrapping.

50 posted on 10/30/2011 9:15:54 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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