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Originally posted by nathan_p
I heard that story too -- that the scientists in the Manhattan Project had no idea if they were just going to explode the bomb almost like any other, or if they'd burn us all.
Originally posted by behindthescenes
I recall hearing a story about how the scientists involved in the A-bomb made bets with each other right before the first test as to whether the explosion would ignite the oxygen in the atmosphere and literally cause the entire planet's atmosphere to turn into an inferno....
CERN is now regularly producing small quantities of antimatter in their research for future energy sources. Antimatter holds tremendous promise; it creates no pollution or radiation, and a single droplet could power New York City for a full day. With fossils fuels dwindling, the promise of harnessing antimatter could be an enormous leap for the future of this planet. Of course, mastering antimatter technology brings with it a chilling dilemma. Will this powerful new technology save the world, or will it be used to create the most deadly weapon ever made?