Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Well, this is great news. It didn't kill us! At least today. It goes fully online on October 21st or 22nd, at last report. [See our countdown on the side of the page -ed.] But for now, those crazy physicists in CERN were unable to successfully create an Earth devouring black hole. Suckers.

But if it's so freaking safe would they really need a press release at the top of their home page (as of September 8th) saying just how safe it is?

[UPDATE 10:16am]
From CERN's homepage: "The first beam in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was successfully steered around the full 27 kilometres of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator at 10h28 this morning. This historic event marks a key moment in the transition from over two decades of preparation to a new era of scientific discovery."

Stories about today's success can be found at the AP, Reuters, and pretty much everywhere else in the known universe (which is still here, for now.) Keep an eye on the countdown on the side of the page and on this site for updates on when they actually start slamming particles together. Which is when the real shit-storm begins.

AP video via youtube:

Thanks for not killing me, today, CERN. congrats.

1 comment:

dcgrrl18 said...

This thing is everywhere (obviously because of EIGN)