Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dooms-Day Watch or Monitor Large Hadron Collider's Magnet Temperatures With Real Time Status Website

This is first class geeky awsomeingdom. The Large Hadron Collider is due to be fired up on August 7. Though there is no real danger of accidentally opening up a black hole that swallows the world, it's so very cool to have a page full of screen charts as the collider does its' well collider stuff! The Cern LHC Hardware Commissioning home page is hosting a real time website. On the site you are presented with a graphic of each sectory with which you can track the current temperatures of its 1600+ superconducting magnets in real time. Oh its techie goodness my friend. Pocket protectors are a must while logged in.

click the graphic! Thanks Gizmodo!


JTankers said...

Do you know what you get when you mix high energy colliders with Professor Otto Rossler's charged micro black hole theory?

Answer: a golf ball (after 50 months to 50 years)

Anonymous said...

Man's technology has exceeded his grasp. - 'The World is not Enough'
Nobel Prize hungry Physicists are racing each other and stopping at nothing to try to find the supposed 'Higgs Boson'(aka 'God') Particle, among others, and are risking nothing less than the annihilation of the Earth and all Life in endless EXPERIMENTS to try to solve theoretical problems when urgent real problems face the planet. The European Organization for Nuclear Research(CERN) new Large Hadron Collider(LHC) is the world's most powerful atom smasher that will soon be firing subatomic particles at each other at nearly the speed of light to create Miniature Big Bangs producing clouds of Micro Black Holes, Strangelets and other potentially cataclysmic phenomena.
The CERN-LHC website Mainpage itself states quote: "There are many theories as to what will result from these collisions,..." This stunning admission is because they truly don't know what's going to happen. They are experimenting with forces they don't understand to obtain results they can't comprehend. If you think like most people do that 'They must know what they're doing.' you could not be more wrong. Some people think the same thing about medical Dr.s but consider this by way of comparison and example from JAMA: "A recent Institute of Medicine report quoted rates estimating that medical errors kill between 44,000 and 98,000 people a year in US hospitals." The second part of the quote reads "...but what's for sure is that a brave new world of physics will emerge from the new accelerator,..." A molecularly changed or Black Hole consumed Lifeless World? The end of the quote reads "as knowledge in particle physics goes on to describe the workings of the Universe." These experiments to date have so far produced infinitely more questions than answers but there isn't a particle experimentalist physicist alive who wouldn't gladly trade his life to glimpse the "God particle", and sacrifice the rest of us with him.
This quote from National Geographic exactly sums this "science" up: "That's the essence of experimental particle physics: You smash stuff together and see what other stuff comes out."
For more information visit;
Popular Mechanics - "World's Biggest Science Project Aims to Unlock 'God Particle'" -"