Wednesday, September 10, 2008

We survived the Large Hadron Collider!

The first proton beam successfully completed a circuit of the entire length of the Large Hadron Collider and contrary to some wild predictions, our world failed to come to an end.

2 comments:

Liv 2 Cre8 said...

So why did we need it again? I'm so happy for these scientist types that can make a decent living off of satisfying their narrow beamed curiosity. How far does it go to improving food, clothing, or shelter capabilities in the world? I'm being facetious, I know, but this bombastic conceit bugs all the radicals in me.

- Vikki

Sunil said...

I see your point, but the moment research and funding for basic science goes out it will not be us who will feel its fallout, it will be our children and theirs. Agreed, this might be a little more in terms of the lavish scale while countries like Haiti, Kosovo, Burma and Somalia are in tatters, but someone still need to soldier on with fundamental research - be it a consortium of nations or superpowers.

"Scientist types that can make a decent living off of satisfying their narrow beamed curiosity" - is a different debate al altogether...