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Woman fails to shut down Hadron Collider


Posted on Wednesday, 17 October, 2012 | Comment icon 28 comments


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A German court has rejected the case of a woman who claims the atom smasher would destroy the world.

The unnamed woman claimed that there was a risk that the Large Hadron Collider could generate a black hole and bring about the destruction of the entire planet, however the higher administrative court in Muenster dismissed the case on the basis that there was no evidence that the atom smasher posed any risk to public safety.

"The plaintiff ... was worried that the experiments could produce so-called 'black holes' which could eventually lead to the destruction of all life on Earth," said the court, but dismissed the idea in favour of CERN's own safety reports noting that "objectively, there is no evidence to doubt the correctness of these safety reports nor was any conclusive evidence presented."

"A German woman who feared the Earth would be sucked into oblivion in a black hole failed Tuesday in her court bid to stop the work of the world's most powerful atom smasher."

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Comment icon #19 Posted by HawkLord on 18 October, 2012, 13:45
Shouldn't the term be a "singularity" and not black hole. Black holes are collapsed stars. A singularity is a point of infinitesimal volume and infinite density in which space and time are infinitely distorted.
Comment icon #20 Posted by HawkLord on 18 October, 2012, 13:52
A black hole is more realistic than this guy's crackpot story. :w00t: Its so stupid I couldn't even get all the way through the video without giggling my ass off. :w00t:
Comment icon #21 Posted by Render on 18 October, 2012, 22:11
I wonder if she's gonna sue the Maya's for 2012 next.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Junior Chubb on 19 October, 2012, 0:26
I wonder if she's gonna sue the Maya's for 2012 next. Not until after Dec 21st she's not.
Comment icon #23 Posted by ranrod on 19 October, 2012, 2:21
ehm, innit a wee too late to decide whether the earth would disappear now? I mean the experiment phase is over... You're talking about the Higgs boson experiment. Those are concluded for now, pending results from the analysis (due out in December). The LHC will do thousands of other experiments requested from all over the world during it's lifetime. At the end of its life cycle, they will crank it up and push it over its limits and do some very interesting very high energy experiments. If something weird can happen, it's more likely it'll happen then.
Comment icon #24 Posted by ranrod on 19 October, 2012, 2:25
A black hole is more realistic than this guy's crackpot story. Priceless! Thanks for the laughs Humans landing on the moon? Preposterous! Micro black holes? Preposterous! Satan and his minions coming to Earth from a mysterious undiscovered planet through a stargate opened in the Van Alden belt by the LHC is a very serious matter though *facepalm*
Comment icon #25 Posted by docyabut2 on 19 October, 2012, 3:02
Nature tried to shut it down:) http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2009-11/bread-loving-bird-shuts-down-lhc And what the heck cause these similar bizarre features on radar? http://www.colinandrews.net/Cloud-Radar-Circle-Australia-2010-0122.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider
Comment icon #26 Posted by Mikami on 19 October, 2012, 16:13
Excellent.....everything is going according to plan...
Comment icon #27 Posted by aztek on 23 October, 2012, 21:40
Not until after Dec 21st she's not. if she stays alive after dec21 she can only sue them for false advertising
Comment icon #28 Posted by Insignia on 24 October, 2012, 22:43
To her credit, the Hadron collider might actually be creating black holes. Possibly thousands / millions by now. They are super tiny and break down in a few nanoseconds (micro black holes). I'm sure there's a model in which a micro black hole can get shot just the right way and achieve just the right amount of stability to grow when it collides with the machinery around it. Even if it's a one in a trillion chance of happening in the lifetime of the device, is it something we should be toying with? The prevalent theories of today say it can't happen or even if it does, it'll evaporate at the qu... [More]


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