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 Biggest scientific project -The Large Hadron Collider Project sets world record

 CERN, Switzerland -- The first beam in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN1 was successfully steered around the full 27 kilometres of the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator at 10h28 this morning, setting the world record for the Biggest scientific project.

   Photo: The Large Hadron Collider - a $9 billion particle accelerator designed to simulate conditions of the Big Bang that created the physical Universe - was switched on at 0732 GMT. (enlarge photo)

   "It's been an immense engineering and scientific achievement. It's the biggest scientific project ever constructed in the world," project leader, Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Project, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Lyn Evans, said.

  The startup has been eagerly awaited by 9,000 physicists around the world who will conduct experiments here.

  “The LHC is a discovery machine,” said CERN Director General Robert Aymar, “its research programme has the potential to change our view of the Universe profoundly, continuing a tradition of human curiosity that’s as old as mankind itself.”

  Scientists applauded as one of the most ambitious experiments ever conceived got successfully underway, with protons being fired around a 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel deep beneath the border of France and Switzerland in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the universe.

   Particle physicist Dr Brian Cox, from the University of Manchester, who will be working on Atlas - one of the two largest detectors - said: “The Large Hadron Collider it is the most complex machine ever built, and it's going to take us to a place we've never been before."

   In the coming months, the collider is expected to begin smashing particles into each other by sending two beams of protons around the tunnel in opposite directions.

  Skeptics, who claim that the experiment could lead to the creation of a black hole capable of swallowing the planet, failed in a legal bid to halt the project at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

  Nostradamus 9 44:
  "All should leave Geneva. Saturn turns from Gold to iron, The contrary positive ray (RAYPOZ) will exterminate evrything, there will be signs in the sky before this."

  Bible, Revelation 6:14
 "And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled toghether; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places."

  Others have branded it a colossal waste of cash, draining resources from its multinational collaborators that could have been spent on scientific research with more tangible benefits to mankind.

  The collider will operate at higher energies and intensities in the next year, potentially generating enough data to make a discovery by 2009, experts say.

  They say the experiment has the potential to confirm theories that physicists have been working on for decades including the possible existence of extra dimensions.

   They also hope to find a theoretical particle called the Higgs boson -- sometimes referred to as the "God particle," which has never been detected, but would help explain why matter has mass.

   The collider will recreate the conditions of less than a millionth of a second after the Big Bang, when there was a hot "soup" of tiny particles called quarks and gluons, to look at how the universe evolved, said John Harris, U.S. coordinator for ALICE, a huge detector specialized to analyze that question.

    Fears have emerged that the collider could produce black holes that could suck up anything around them -- including the whole Earth. Such fears prompted legal actions in the U.S. and Europe to halt the operation of the Large Hadron Collider, alleging safety concerns regarding black holes and other phenomena that could theoretically emerge.

    Although physicists acknowledge that the collider could, in theory, create small black holes, they say they do not pose any risk.

   A study released Friday by CERN scientists explains that any black hole created would be tiny, and would not have enough energy to stick around very long before dissolving. Five collider collaborators who did not pen the report independently told CNN there would be no danger from potential black holes.
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   Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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