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Scientists Not So Sure 'Doomsday Machine' Won't Destroy World
Fox News ^ | 01/27/2009 | Fox News

Posted on 01/27/2009 11:03:00 AM PST by autumnraine

Still worried that the Large Hadron Collider will create a black hole that will destroy the Earth when it's finally switched on this summer?

Um, well, you may have a point.

Three physicists have reexamined the math surrounding the creation of microscopic black holes in the Switzerland-based LHC, the world's largest particle collider, and determined that they won't simply evaporate in a millisecond as had previously been predicted.

Rather, Roberto Casadio of the University of Bologna in Italy and Sergio Fabi and Benjamin Harms of the University of Alabama say mini black holes could exist for much longer — perhaps even more than a second, a relative eternity in particle colliders, where most objects decay much faster.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackholes; hadroncollider; stringtheory
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Interesting.
1 posted on 01/27/2009 11:03:01 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

I thought they turned it on LAST summer.


2 posted on 01/27/2009 11:04:19 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: autumnraine

This is my favorite paragraph, notice the last line, LOL!

“FoxNews.com can think of a few other things that didn’t seem possible once — the theory of continental drift, the fact that rocks fall from the sky, the notion that the Earth revolves around the sun, the idea that scientists could be horribly wrong.”


3 posted on 01/27/2009 11:04:26 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

Well, it will be a quick end in a Black Hole or a slow painful, messing end with 0bama screwing up the world.

I vote for the Black Hole.


4 posted on 01/27/2009 11:04:50 AM PST by Islander7 (LOST TAGLINE - If found, please return. LARGE Reward.)
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To: autumnraine

Makes deficits and global warming moot....(chuckle)


5 posted on 01/27/2009 11:04:55 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: autumnraine

Go for it! We are already sinking in a black hole.


6 posted on 01/27/2009 11:05:15 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: autumnraine

So the Hawking equations about micro black holes are wrong? This then brings back the queston of why we don’t seem to see small black holes, just ones over a certain size limit.


7 posted on 01/27/2009 11:05:23 AM PST by DBrow
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To: massgopguy

Last I heard, it was postponed until December. Never read anything else after that and just assumed it was turned on and nothing happened.


8 posted on 01/27/2009 11:05:23 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

Man, I’d like to see that on YouTube


9 posted on 01/27/2009 11:05:48 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: autumnraine
How about throwing anthropogenic global warming into the basket of ideas scientists might be wrong about?
10 posted on 01/27/2009 11:05:58 AM PST by colorado tanker ("I just LOVE clinging to my guns and my religion!!!!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: massgopguy

I just read where they did some experiments with it, but not turned it on to use yet.


11 posted on 01/27/2009 11:06:01 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: massgopguy
"I thought they turned it on LAST summer."

It's been rescheduled for December 21, 2012.

12 posted on 01/27/2009 11:06:19 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Do not read this tagline.)
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To: autumnraine

Oppsie?


13 posted on 01/27/2009 11:06:27 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: massgopguy

They did a test run last summer, ran into some problems with the magnets, and had to fix all that before they really run it.


14 posted on 01/27/2009 11:06:29 AM PST by faloi
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To: autumnraine

At this point, who cares?


15 posted on 01/27/2009 11:06:59 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Islander7

Whats the difference?


16 posted on 01/27/2009 11:07:37 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom. I love sarcasim)
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To: SlowBoat407

LOL, yeah, that was my thought too.


17 posted on 01/27/2009 11:08:06 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: autumnraine

Spaghettification is on it’s way! Oh noze!


18 posted on 01/27/2009 11:08:39 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing! I'm a doctor, and I won't touch that thing!)
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To: al baby

One is quick, the other is slow and messy.


19 posted on 01/27/2009 11:08:55 AM PST by Islander7 (LOST TAGLINE - If found, please return. LARGE Reward.)
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To: Islander7

Or we could be sucked into some parallel universe. Hopefully one that has four-armed giants. That would be cool.


20 posted on 01/27/2009 11:08:55 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SlowBoat407

Aaarrrgh! I was going to do the Mayan calendar bit.

Nicely played, sir.


21 posted on 01/27/2009 11:09:01 AM PST by Rinnwald (Vigilance, not paranoia)
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To: autumnraine

I wonder how fast they grow.


22 posted on 01/27/2009 11:09:11 AM PST by MarkeyD (11-4-08 For the first time I can say I am ashamed of my country.)
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To: autumnraine
Not to worry -- they have their best people at the controls...
23 posted on 01/27/2009 11:09:13 AM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: autumnraine

All the “Hope” and “Change” went down the black hole they created LAST summer. They just don’t want you to know ;)


24 posted on 01/27/2009 11:09:28 AM PST by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: dead
At this point, who cares?

Exactly.

Sooner or later we'll all be like you - dead.

25 posted on 01/27/2009 11:10:23 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: massgopguy

They wanted to, but failed to...


26 posted on 01/27/2009 11:10:46 AM PST by Star Traveler
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To: Army Air Corps

Hey, don’t scoff at that parallel universe thing. Dr. Kaku has suggested they do exist and I am in love with his brain, so he is always right.

Seriously, I do wonder sometimes.


27 posted on 01/27/2009 11:10:59 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: massgopguy
I thought they turned it on LAST summer.

It was. It promptly fried itself...

28 posted on 01/27/2009 11:11:01 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 8 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Islander7

I vote for the Black Hole.....

Half of America did....


29 posted on 01/27/2009 11:11:24 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: autumnraine
Hallowed are the Ori!

Might be a good way to get rid of unwanted CO2 - chuck it down a quantum black hole and extract the intense energy thereby created.

30 posted on 01/27/2009 11:11:59 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: autumnraine

Unless what is described in the book of Revelation (in the Bible) is part of the consequences of this facility, I wouldn’t be worried too much about what they do there...


31 posted on 01/27/2009 11:12:11 AM PST by Star Traveler
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To: autumnraine

Maybe a parallel universe where the media actually report the news and Karl Marx never did anything more than scrub dishes in a tavern.


32 posted on 01/27/2009 11:12:23 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: autumnraine
Hey, don’t scoff at that parallel universe thing. Dr. Kaku has suggested they do exist and I am in love with his brain, so he is always right.

One word: Cassini.

33 posted on 01/27/2009 11:12:58 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Islander7

How quick? Somehow I doubt we will have time to post on FR even a short WTF!?!? Perhaps a pre Hadron collider startup thread to post our thoughts before our impending doom. :)


34 posted on 01/27/2009 11:14:08 AM PST by xp38
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To: autumnraine

wow. what a way to go.


35 posted on 01/27/2009 11:14:21 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: Islander7

I agree. At least the Black Hole will rid us of our 4 year misery living under a Hussein administration.

I imagine Pelosi would let us call it the White Hole for pc purposes.


36 posted on 01/27/2009 11:14:35 AM PST by max americana
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To: SlowBoat407
It's been rescheduled for December 21, 2012.

The Mayan calendar end-date will actually fall on the 21st because we did not have a Grand Leap Year in 2000 like we were supposed to. That's why the first day of Spring falls on the 20th of March now instead of the 21st like it used to prior to 2000. Google "february 30, 2000" for more info.

37 posted on 01/27/2009 11:14:45 AM PST by MahatmaGandu (Remember, remember, the twenty-sixth of November.)
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To: autumnraine

this could end up being ‘hugh’ and ‘series’


38 posted on 01/27/2009 11:15:17 AM PST by lewisglad
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To: autumnraine

Bring it on.....


39 posted on 01/27/2009 11:15:26 AM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: All
09/10/2008  Large Hadron Collider "Actually Worked"

09/19/2008 
Large Hadron Collider damaged, to be shut down for repairs

40 posted on 01/27/2009 11:15:47 AM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: 01/22/09 Obama hands the hope of the unborn to terrorists.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Or we could be sucked into some parallel universe. Hopefully one that has four-armed giants. That would be cool.

OR one with 6'6" blue skinned Glamazons with gigantic breasts!

I just don't see a downside to this whole issue!

41 posted on 01/27/2009 11:15:56 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: massgopguy

lol. Me too. How many times are they going to turn it on???


42 posted on 01/27/2009 11:16:45 AM PST by GoCards
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To: autumnraine
"Live" video from Large Hadron Collider
43 posted on 01/27/2009 11:17:16 AM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: DBrow; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; agrarianlady; ...
RIMMER: But a Black Hole's a huge, compacted star! It's millions of miles wide! Why didn't you see it on the radar screen?

HOLLY: Well, the thing about a Black Hole - it's main distinguishing feature - is it's black. And the thing about space, your basic space colour is black. So how are you s'posed to see them?

RIMMER: But five of them! How can you be ambushed by five Black Holes?

HOLLY: Always the way, isn't it? You hang around in Deep Space for three million years and you don't see one. Then, all of a sudden, five all turn up at once.

44 posted on 01/27/2009 11:17:19 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 8 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: massgopguy

Well, now we know what messed up the magnet...


45 posted on 01/27/2009 11:17:21 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: null and void

Was part of it’s workings eaten up by a black hole?

I’m just kidding, but it does make you wonder.


46 posted on 01/27/2009 11:17:31 AM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: 01/22/09 Obama hands the hope of the unborn to terrorists.)
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To: autumnraine

A garbage disposal!


47 posted on 01/27/2009 11:19:44 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : " We need swift immediate action on my 10 year government spending plan")
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To: Owl_Eagle
Your parallel universe sounds much more intriguing.
48 posted on 01/27/2009 11:20:21 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: DoughtyOne

IIRC, one of the magnets lost cooling. LOTS of energy released as soon as the coils warm up enough to no longer be superconducting.


49 posted on 01/27/2009 11:22:08 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 8 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: massgopguy

Maybe they already turned it on NEXT Summer, and it’s distorting the continuum.


50 posted on 01/27/2009 11:22:25 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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