Microscopic black holes will not eat you

I’m obsessed with the LHC –  it’s one of those things that tingles my inner particle physics geek.  So it’s good to know that the nice folks at CERN have ensured that their big new toy won’t kill us all:

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can achieve energies that no other particle accelerators have reached before. The energy of its particle collisions has previously only been found in Nature. And it is only by using such a powerful machine that phyicists can probe deeper into the key mysteries of the Universe. Some people have expressed concerns about the safety of whatever may be created in high-energy particle collisions. However there are no reasons for concern.

Whew.  I feel better now, don’t you?

(via SEED)

(See also: this)

posted 4/3/08 at 9:46pm to Our Doomed Planet, Science! · 0 replies · »

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