Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Football timeout: Super collider edition

Newsweek calls it "history's biggest and most expensive experiment," making the Large Hadron Collider possibly worth paying attention to during football season. After all, it's not like we play a good team this week.

To that end, you can find plenty of news coverage out there about tomorrow's switch on of the collider, it's search for the "God Particle," the secrets of the universe, an explanation of dark matter and the unlikely sequence of events that may lead to the end of the world through the creation of a black hole at roughly 3:30 p.m. eastern time Wednesday.

Wouldn't that be the way, too? A science project destroying the fabric of space time just as we're poised to make a real run at a National Title.

But I think the way to go, if you're interested in this thing, is to watch this rap video.

Hadron Collider: The perfect option.

Lame. The Times reports they will turn it on tomorrow, but won't be colliding stuff for a couple of weeks, and won't hit full power for a month or more.

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