LHC produces 'mini big bang'

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  1. OutThere macrumors 603

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11711228

    Cool stuff. :D
     
  2. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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  3. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    What's the worst that could happen?

     
  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    This one is older. ;) But it always spoke to me. :eek:

     
  5. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    I can produce a mini big bang, but I just call it a bang.
     
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    Obligatory XCKD (contains language).
     
  7. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    I recall that episode... but I must disagree, it is not older, not IRL nor in respective SciFi time. Alderaan was destroyed:
    Long
    Long
    Ago
    In a Galaxy
    Far Away

    Sorry, my inner geek was speaking to me..
     
  8. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Your inner geek has failed you. It is, behold!

    Long
    Ago
    In a Galaxy
    Far, Far Away

    Get your facts straight, Trekkie!

    :)D)
     
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    Sigh.. not only are you missing "time", but it's not even the "scrolling text":

    [​IMG]
     
  10. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    My inner geek is notoriously unreliable. He drinks too much. I've tried to talk to him about it, but, you know how he is.
     
  11. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Wait a minute, Far Far Away is where Princess Fiona was from, no?
     
  12. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    Mini Big Bang is a bit of an oxymoron, no? Also, I got in a bit of a fury when I saw the butchered SW opening above, glad someone got it straight.
     
  13. danielcox macrumors member

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    By 'mini big bang' they mean they've created a quark-gluon plasma which was a state of matter just after the big bang and can be approximated as nearly free quarks and gluons (which are normally bound together) - these are the building blocks of what you and me describe as matter (quarks make protons and neutrons among other things and gluons hold these together).
     
  14. echeck macrumors 68000

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    Amazing. I got both smarter and stupider for reading this thread.

    So I guess it's a wash... ;)
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    So, we were the Gods to this infinitely smaller Universe just created/destroyed? ;)

    (Refers back to another thread in PRSI.)
     

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