Monday, September 8, 2008

Welcome to Two Mosquitoes!

Your source for the latest news and opinions on the safety of CERN's particle accelerator, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), from columnists, experts in this field, and anonymous insiders who haven't collided with any insects.

What's that? You don't believe the statement in this blogs banner of colliding mosquitoes being more than 100,000 times hotter than the core of the sun? You better ask somebody! You know what, you don't have to. Just visit the CERN reference links we Googled for you and read-up. Perfect examples to say no to drugs.

* CERN's Facts and Figures
Topic: The hottest spots in the galaxy
* Review of the Safety of LHC Collisions
Topic: Microscopic Black Holes


Anonymous said...

Hello. The energy of each proton is approximately that of a mosquito in flight. That energy is also about the same as the energy each proton would have were it to be in a gas heated to the stated temperature. Hence the connection between energy and temperature. There's no drugs involved ....

Vincent said...

Anonymous, what you state is mentioned on their website which is managed by an amature, CERN's PDF file of their LSAG report tells a different story:

LSAG Report: "On the other hand, each collision of a pair of protons in the LHC will release an amount of energy comparable to that of two colliding mosquitoes,"

And what happens when protons collide?

CERN's Facts and Figures: "When two beams of protons collide, they will generate temperatures more than 100 000 times hotter than the heart of the Sun,"

Do your research before you embarrass yourself again.