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Forget about the yawn-inducing Large Hadron Collider.
The name "Halo" sounds much catchier and should adorn the £4.4 billion experiment, according to a poll organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry in London
The Large Hadron Collider does what it says on the tin, since hadron refers to the subatomic particles that the giant machine smashes together at a shade below the speed of light.
But this "fails to reflect the drama of its mission, or the inspiration it should be conveying to the wider public," says Dr Richard Pike, chief executive of the Society.
Originally posted by Teknikal
It only occurred to me that Halo in the game was actually huge weapon designed to destroy all life. I don't know how that passed me by until now.
Originally posted by antar
When I traveled europe people used to greet one another with "Halo" friendly enough sounding with a strong German accent.
According to Halo's fiction, the Forerunners built the rings for two purposes. The first use of the rings was to contain and study the Flood, an infectious alien parasite. The rings also act together as a weapon of last resort; when fired, the rings kill any sentient life capable of falling prey to the Flood, starving the parasite of its food.