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THE vast new Cern particle collider has only just hummed into life, but physicists are already drawing up plans for a still larger machine to answer the questions even Albert Einstein was unable to resolve.
The International Linear Collider (ILC) would be a machine up to 31 miles long, comprising two giant “guns” that would accelerate electrons and particles of antimatter called positrons to near-light speeds before smashing them together.The results could open up some of the hottest topics in physics, such as the existence of extra dimensions, the origins of gravity and even how the big bang – the event that created the universe – happened.
Originally posted by Shrukin89
Scientists should halt their plans before building something bigger before seeing the capability of this one! If this one that they are currently are testing can have the potential to create blackholes, stranglets, or see through dimentions, and etc. Why not see and find out on this one before jumping to make a 'bigger and better one'
Originally posted by TheBeast
Whoa. How long is it going to take to build that thing.
I thought that when anti-matter and matter got together they caused a giant explosion.
Physicists believe, however, that immediately after the big bang just one force existed. As the early universe cooled, this split into the four forces seen today. The ILC team hopes to recreate the elemental single force and find how it gave rise to its four successors. It could also shed light on the nature of the mysterious dark matter thought to constitute more than 90% of the universe.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
To respond to an earlier post: No, anti-matter is not one of the most "volatile" things known to man. In fact anti-matter is all around you and makes up an abundance of outer space. Its not like nitroglycerine or something that will explode if you drop it LOL.
Antimatter and matter collisons convert ~100% of mass into energy while comparatively a fusion reaction in a hydrogen bomb is on the order of 0.7%
Originally posted by rjmelter
Even so... with the way things are headed... do you really want to live long enough to die by mass starvation, disease and then a bullet from your cousins brothers sisters husbands uncle who enlisted in the military but who is now a solider for another great conspiracy theory called the NWO.
Originally posted by N. Tesla
reply to post by rjmelter
ill keep that in mind. but i personally think that technology is good to a certain point. who needs to know how life started? i personally don't care im more concerned about the future then experiments that will most likely jsut bring more questions.