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Offline Mitsukara

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Scientists to attempt to create a miniature big bang effect
« on: September 21, 2006, 12:11 PM »
Okay, I'm not really here and stuff, but I found this and wanted to post it in every forum I go to so that more people know about it.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=325&objectid=10400645

Now this all sounds good and interesting in theory; so many aspects of it to study, and what it could teach us about the universe. On the other hand, there's a risk, with a BS number attached for ease of the public mind- according to one person I've heard, negative numbers are never used in real risk calculation- that it could destroy the planet.

I think it's interesting on one hand, but ultimately I don't think that's worthwhile.

Anyway, just wanted to get this out there for more people to learn about and think about.

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Re: Scientists to attempt to create a miniature big bang effect
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2006, 12:22 PM »
10 to the minus 40 is not a negative number.
It's .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001%
give or take.

But yeah, the idea sure does conjure images of the universe imploding.  Maybe us creating a second big bang.
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Re: Scientists to attempt to create a miniature big bang effect
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2006, 12:50 PM »
Hmmmmm ... sounds trippy and all, but surely there are better applications for the time and money expended on this thing? Especially considering they don't really even know what it does....

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Re: Scientists to attempt to create a miniature big bang effect
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2006, 01:38 PM »
Despite the chance that this is going to implode the planet, as long as they don't interrupt the NFL season, I'm fine with it.
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Re: Scientists to attempt to create a miniature big bang effect
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2006, 04:24 PM »
Has anyone ever read the Stephen King novella The Mist?

Sounds like the Arrowhead project to me.....
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Re: Scientists to attempt to create a miniature big bang effect
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2006, 05:48 PM »
Ever read Angels and Demons?  Exactly the same thing as in that book.
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Re: Scientists to attempt to create a miniature big bang effect
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2006, 11:08 AM »
It kinda looks like the energy creating device in Spiderman 2 that Doc Oc finally destroyed at the end.

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Re: Scientists to attempt to create a miniature big bang effect
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006, 11:39 AM »
OMG! It's a Stargate! We'll finally meet the the Furlings!
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Re: Scientists to attempt to create a miniature big bang effect
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2006, 07:43 AM »
Didn't Reed Richards try something like this?  And look where it got Ben Grimm!
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Re: Scientists to attempt to create a miniature big bang effect
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2006, 12:32 PM »
Maybe they can put it in a little box....kinda like Professor Farnsworth did in Futurama?
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Re: Scientists to attempt to create a miniature big bang effect
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2006, 12:37 PM »
Okay, I'm not really here and stuff, but I found this and wanted to post it in every forum I go to so that more people know about it.


Sorry for the double post, but if Mitsukara isn't really here....maybe the experiment is already a success?   :o
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