posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 10:12 PM
RE: LHC Large Hadron Collider (Particle Accelerator)
Actually, as someone with a fairly scientific mind, I can tell you that
even the scientists get it wrong sometimes and that's my opinion after
I've actually read the numerous pages of engineering and physics
reports available publicly online!
The problem is of scale...at the final 7 Tera-Electron Volts of energy
that will comprise the beam of lead ions which will eventually collide
after October 21st, the scientists have insisted upon stating that the
total energy output is barely that of a flying mosquito.
While this is true, they have forgotton to state the Scale at which
this energy will be applied/dissipated during an LHC collision event!
What many of the general public and the mainstream media
does not understand is that those 7 Tera-electron volts is at
a scale of a few hundreds of femtometres (Quadrillionths of a Metre)
in size and thus the "Energy Density" is equivalent to the 100,000 times
that of the core of the sun in an area you can't even see.
Therefore if we were to scale up the size of the LHC's collision
area to the equivalent size (volume) of a mosquito, the total energy
output at the same energy density would be monsterous on the scale
much bigger than a few seconds or even tens-of-minutes output of
our sun (Which is a HUGE amount of total energy!).
Using an analogy, I can take one kilogram (or one litre) of water
and compress it to tens of thousands of PSI (pounds per square inch).
It's potential energy density has thus now increased to such an extent
that if that energy is released I can cut a 6 inch (15 cm) slab of steel
right in half with that compressed water!
Now imagine if I scaled that experiment upwards to 100,000 times
the original volume (i.e. 100,000 litres/kilos) of compressed water...
The total energy output is correspondingly increased to a
massive scale that would cause one hell of a lot of
destruction to anything nearby if that 100,000 litres of water
were compressed to tens of thousands of PSI and then
released all in one go!
In the case of the LHC, we are injecting a hell of a lot of energy
into a very small area so the actual energy output is in fact much,
much more powerful than our sun over very short periods of time.
The problem with the posssible LHC dangers, is that we are tampering
with below-Planck's Length nuclear binding forces that can cause
runaway energy release if the "Nuclear Straps" that hold the basic
particles (i.e. Quarks) of matter together SNAP and release all their
available energy or de-stabilize into unconvential states, which
on a total energy output basis, could be enough to cause what is
called a Quark Star or a Quark Gluon Plasma or Negatively Charged
Stranglets to form that will accrete the matter of our Earth or
change it's basic state to a glowing soup swirling about in space.
A STABLE microscopic black hole could also form that accretes matter
and then release that enormous energy via it's Hawking Radiation
to basically incinerate us back to the basic elements.
Do Remember! We are playing with the basic binding forces
of the Universe! Please note that it is the Stated Goal of the
LHC program to REPLICATE the origins of matter just after
the Big Bang and which is more commonly described as:
"Let There Be Light!"
On the positive side, finding mini black holes that dissipate
quickly would allow us to possibly use the Hawking Radiation
from those brilliant wisps of infinity to create, confine and use
UNLIMITED SOURCES OF ENERGY to power our modern civilization
if we are able to stabilize the production and dissipation
if those mini black holes in a routine manner!
Flying cars and personal Spaceships would then become a practical reality!
So it is an exciting time we have here, it's just that we have to be a bit
careful since we are still ignorant babes playing with big nasty matches
near a big pool of nuclear gasoline which could blow up in our faces
if we're not careful.