Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
LHC is the world's largest and highest energy particle accelerator built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). LHC is located in a 27km tunnel on the Swiss and French border. LHC collides protons at the speed of light in hopes making discoveries such as the Higgs Boson, and dark matter. Much has been reported in the mainstream press about LHC creating micro black holes that will engulf the Earth, but this is a far-fetched scenario. After an unsuccessful launch last year that resulted in a $23 million repair bill, LHC is scheduled to go back online in October 2009. Check out the following video tour of LHC and CERN.