Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Beam On!

The Large Hadron Collider will be turned on again this weekend.

The thing has a diameter of 5.41 miles.

The first cyclotron (built just over 80 years ago) by comparison, had a diameter of 27 inches and used a very large magnet that was surplus from the First World War (and was found in a junkyard).

Atom-smashing has come a long way!

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