Thursday, February 18, 2010

Breaking the Laws of Physics (A Non-LHC Collider Story)

This can't be good. Distorting laws of physics? Yikes.

"Physicists said Monday that they had whacked a tiny region of space with enough energy to briefly distort the laws of physics, providing the first laboratory demonstration of the kind of process that scientists suspect has shaped cosmic history." (nytimes)

"The blow was delivered in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, or RHIC, at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in [New York]." A second blow was a shot to the pride of the Large Hadron Collider which, to this point, hasn't done shit for anything.

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