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    Default German Wings Airbus Crash and CERN connection

    Couldn't resist.

    Ok, well, I didn't really try to resist, because as you know, resistance is futile....




    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MK2ES20150324


    Electric fault delays relaunch of CERN collider after two-year refit

    By Robert Evans
    GENEVA Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:05pm EDT












    1 of 3. A general view of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment is seen during a media visit to the Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the French village of Saint-Genis-Pouilly, near Geneva in Switzerland, July 23, 2014.
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    (Reuters) - Scientists at Europe's CERN research center have had to postpone the imminent relaunch of their refitted 'Big Bang' machine, the Large Hadron Collider, because of a short-circuit in the wiring of one of the vital magnets.


    "Current indications suggest a delay of between a few days and several weeks," a statement from the world's leading particle physics research center said on Tuesday.


    Engineers had been expected to start on Wednesday pumping proton beams in opposite directions all the way round the two 27-km (17-mile) underground tubes in the LHC, closed down for the past two years for a refit.


    That would have been the prelude to the start of particle collisions in late May at twice the power of those in the LHC's first run from 2010-2013.


    The smashing-together of particles inside the LHC is designed to mimic conditions just after the Big Bang at the dawn of the universe.

    In a breakthrough in 2012, CERN scientists announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle, a basic building block of the universe, which appeared to be the boson imagined and named half a century earlier by theoretical physicist Peter Higgs.


    Hopes for the second run lie in breaking out of what it known as the Standard Model of how the universe works at the level of elementary particles, and into "New Physics."


    That includes searching for the dark matter that makes up about 96 percent of the stuff of the universe but can only be detected by its influence on visible matter around it.


    CERN scientists expressed disappointment at the last-minute problem, in just one of the underground machine's eight sectors, which have been rewired and checked thoroughly during the closedown. But the research center's director general, Rolf Heuer, played down its significance.


    "All the signs are good for a great run 2," he said in a statement. "In the grand scheme of things, a few weeks delay in humankind's quest to understand our universe is little more than the blink of an eye."


    Scientists and engineers at CERN, mindful of a serious leakage in 2008 which caused a delay of two years in the start-up for the first LHC run, have long insisted that there can be no rushing into full operations.


    Frederick Bordry, director for accelerators, said it could take time to resolve what he described as an intermittent short-circuit because it was in a cold section of the machine, meaning that part would probably have to be warmed up.


    It would then have to be recooled. "So what would have taken hours in a warm machine could end up taking us weeks," he added.
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    Scientists Are Trying to Detect Parallel Universes With CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

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    by Dan Van Winkle ( ) Tuesday, March 24th 2015 at 11:29 am




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    The CERN Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for a new round of experiments, and things could get interesting this time with mini black holes and the discovery of parallel universes. We anxiously await the announcement of their discovery from Bad Wolf Bay.


    The LHC particle accelerator has yet to detect any mini black holes to the relief of those who (mistakenly) believe that would destroy the Earth because its previous experiments didn’t output the energy needed to create them. However, the next round of activity for the collider will theoretically reach the energy level required to create the mini black holes if parallel universes exist, according to a new paper by Ahmed Farag Ali, Mir Faizal, and Mohammed M. Khalil.
    “Normally, when people think of the multiverse, they think of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, where every possibility is actualized,” Faizal said to Phys.org. “This cannot be tested and so it is philosophy and not science.” (Sorry, Rose.) He continued, “This is not what we mean by parallel universes. What we mean is real universes in extra dimensions. As gravity can flow out of our universe into the extra dimensions, such a model can be tested by the detection of mini black holes at the LHC.”


    Their paper contends that quantum effects raise the energy level required to create the mini black holes, which would explain why they haven’t been created by the LHC so far. If parallel universes don’t exist, however, the energy needed to create mini black holes would be much higher than the collider could reach, because one of the requirements of creating them at low energy is that gravity literally flows through them into universes in other dimensions. If those dimensions don’t exist, then the LHC will continue to fail at producing black holes.


    “If mini black holes are detected at the LHC at the predicted energies, not only will it prove the existence of extra dimensions and by extension parallel universes, but it will also solve the famous information paradox in black holes,” Ali added.


    But if the experiments still come up empty on black holes, the scientists will need to go back to the drawing board. “If black holes are not detected at the predicted energy levels, this would mean one of three possibilities,” Khalil explained. “One, extra dimensions do not exist. Two, they exist, but they are smaller than expected. Or three, the parameters of gravity’s rainbow [a theory used in the paper] need to be modified.”
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    I can't recall the particular movie, but there was one in which no matter what was tried, the experiment always failed due to causality. I.E. once the experiment would have made time travel possible, it failed to work because then someone would go back in time and change something just enough that time travel at that point in time would fail. It's a maddening thought experiment that means that once you get it right, it automatically becomes wrong.
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