I watched a special on television not too long ago about their experimenting with nuclear devices, and what they didn't know at the time (Bikini Islands)
If a Chilean earthquake can make the earth lose 1/2 second off of world clocks, what did nuclear devices do? what can they do?
Chilean quake shortened Earth's day, but not by much - Los Angeles Times
Humans seem to be pushing the envelope. Now spacecraft sent to objects hurling through space to drill on them. Like to see them try that with Haley's Comet.
That said (With tongue firmly placed in cheek), the energy needed to power an Earth sized particle accelerator would be enormous. What goes on inside the center of a BH would be way more energy than we could ever hope to generate, not to mention that a GRB deposits particles at the speed of light, and quasars are the most powerful ting we've ever measured in the universe to date, so, yeah, I think the great Stephen Hawking might have missed on this one. Wouldn't be the first time he was wrong.
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Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
NO, the Higgs Field was first theorized back in 1964 by theoretical physicists.
If MATHEMATICS " told us there had a to be a Higgs field " then it would not still be a THEORY.
The particle CERN found behaved like the Higgs Boson but couldn't definitively called the Higgs Boson because they could not prove that's what they saw.
When they released their findings in front of a group of some of the worlds top physicists the first thing they said was " we think we found it "
So, when he says that at 100 billion electron gigavolts that the particle might develop metastable properties, you know what the **** he's talking about? Because I don't.
I'm thinking the difference is that while a black hole involves a greater amount of energy, it's not applying all of it to a single particle.
Last edited by Deuce; 09-08-14 at 03:47 PM.
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