Wednesday, August 20, 2008
CERN, CERN, CERN
According to Cosmic Log, preparations for starting up the world's largest atom-smasher on Sept. 10 are proceeding despite the legal battle to stop it.
TWISTS IN THE DOOMSDAY DEBATE
Basically, the hearing scheduled for Sept. 2, will consider whether to dismiss a civil lawsuit claiming that the machine could destroy the world by creating globe-gobbling black holes or other catastrophes of cosmic proportions.
CERN and the U.S. Department of Energy, say the doomsday worries are pure science fiction - and have cited a series of safety reports concluding that the Large Hadron Collider poses no global threat.
I'm not worried about it, are you?