Hey, we’ve had a good run. The world has to end some day and I guess September 10, 2008 is as good as any.
Long story short, the European Organization for Nuclear Research aka CERN is going to fire up its brand spanking new 4 billion dollar 27 kilometers long “Large Hadron Collider”.1 Although the internet was created by DARPA, CERN created the world wide web. There have been a flurry of high profile lawsuits to stop this machine from being turned on – because these people believe it will cause the end of the world.
The device is supposed to smash two protons together to see what pops out. They believe it will create new little bits of matter and anti-matter and give them a glimpse into what the big bang looked like. The good folks at CERN sponsored a rap video to explain how it all works:
Check in tomorrow at 6am for some suggestions on how to spend your last day.
[50th blog post! Yay!]
- CERN from Centre Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire. Its a French thing. [↩]