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The problem with one of the $7.2 billion accelerator's superconducting magnets means it will be impossible to stage its first trial collisions on Monday, and further delays could follow once the damage has been fully assessed.
While a faulty transformer that had hindered progress for much of the past week has now been replaced, the magnet failure is potentially more serious.
Originally posted by Teknikal
I know this isn't the reaction most people will like but everytime I hear it's broke down again I'm actually relieved I know they will fire it up eventually but I enjoy my day better knowing it's at least a week away.
This experiment has been on my mind for weeks now everyday I'm researching more reading up on Hawking Radiation and other theorys and I'm not particularly confident despite visiting physicist/skeptic forums to see what they have to say.
It's a small but very real chance the Earth may make it into the Darwin Awards.
Originally posted by C.C.Benjamin
It's really not a "very real chance" I'm afraid. Remember, these scientists live on the Earth too!
Originally posted by Reddupo
This makes me feel safe knowing that this powerful of a machine is so quick to become faulty without even being in full power yet.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
It's also a real mathematical chance that when I hit the period key to end this sentence, the pressure I generate will hit a confluence of conditions just right to set off a chain reaction of atomic fusion, devouring the earth in a gigantic fireball, which will then be sucked into the sun in a slowly spinning spiral of flaming noble gasses.
Originally posted by altered_states
I wonder if they kept there reciept, dont you get a 12 month gaurentee of somekind, GAWWWD im sick of this thing is always getting delayed.
Or mabe its a distraction and they have opened up a wormhole/dimension portal, If it was me I wouldnt be telling anybody that my 7 billion dollar machine has broke down in the first few weeks.
Originally posted by drphilxr
1.) IF John titor was right, ie., time travel theory turned into reality using microsingularites to power a tipler cylindrical wormhole...then
2) IF you could stop CERN's LHC (like throw a wrench in the works with a virus, etc) or ....
3) IF our timeline is sufficiently different from titor's and the LHC NEVER becomes operational in our lifetimes....
Could we avert catastrophic nuclear war and all the other bad things supposedly coming our way?
The looking glass/ 'yellow book' that danny burisch talks a lot about supposedly came from the roswell crash. that event apparently was
a massive muck-up of timelines by future travellers (the 'ET's').
Again, IF no LHC, then no time travel, then no doomsday (At least not soon)?
Is this logical or just hopeful thinking?
Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
Kinda makes me feel less safe
The fact that it is braking down when it's not even working at full capacity, makes me wonder how it will function when it's on full throttle...