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Date: 05/15/11 11:53 AM

38 Responses to Sticking Your Hand In The Large Hadron Collider

  1. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2011 at 11:58 am
    Link: Sticking Your Hand In The Large Hadron Collider - Scientists attempt to answer sciency questions.
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    ledgehead Male 40-49
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    May 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    TLDW
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    interesting. but at 13 mins long is too much
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    that scottish physicist is hot hot hot
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    champbronc3 Male 40-49
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    May 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    It`s probably bad that I feel the women weren`t as smart.. The blonde one just annoyed me.. I`m bad.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    I imagine in would be something like the robot in the movie "The day the Earth stood Still", or the priest in "Chronnicals of Riddick"

    Pretty much it would tear you apart one particle at a time. But very quickly.
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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Can anyone tell me who the man in the light blue shirt is? The one who attempts to describe the effect of the beam on the hand/body the most...

    Where does he teach and who is he?
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    brain`s on the verge of melting, but i think i got all that
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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Okay, let me clarify. Of what is he the professor? I assume he`s a professor at the University of Nottingham. >.<
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    i lost interest
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    Cool video, the questions about symbols is a bit odd I suppose, but why not ask? My favorite symbol is $.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    Ok, changing the title to something that doesn`t make 200 million people hate science for no reason.

    Seriously guys, if you actually love science, why purposely turn people away from it for no conceivable benefit?

    The world is better with science.
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    jackbutlers Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    @ LTimeLurker His name is Professor Ed Copeland and he works in the field of particle cosmology.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    Additional fact: Betelgeuse is actually from the Arabic "Bet Al Jus", which means "Orion`s armpit" kinda.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    I like bras too.

    Good video, part of my likes these weird thought experiments but part of me sees them as a waste of time. But to some extent everything in science starts as a weird thought experience. It`s just that some are able to be tested and even fewer still are able to be solved.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    I don`t mean to stir the pot here... well actually I do.

    The "do our scientists believe in god?" video is pretty funny.

    No. No. No. I don`t know. No. No. No.
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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    @Jack- Thank you so much! I`m interested in following up on his work.
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    ZacWasHere Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    I subbed to this channel ages ago, I suggest you all do the same ^.^
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    Garu Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    Well, get out the pig carcass. We got some experimenting to do.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    Yay, physics! You`d be surprised how much us physicists love being asked these sorts of questions. It`s especially good if you have the background knowledge to answer with confidence like the guy did for the LHC one.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    essentially this would happen:
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    adam432823 Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    Sooo... physicists don`t realize that "bras" have other connotations? Way to live up to the stereotype.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm
    that scottish physicist is hot hot hot
    Gerry, he`s not Scottish. That`s Philip Moriarty, from Ulster in Ireland, where I`m from. You`ll get a twitch in your pants to know that I look similar to him (same glasses, age, facial hair, or so others have remarked to me) and my accent is identical.

    Also, I`m not gay (as far as I know, never tried it), but if I ever start putting from the rough, hit me up an email and we can get freaky. ;-)
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 5:13 am
    I love Sixty Symbols.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    May 16, 2011 at 6:14 am
    yeap I suscribed too.
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    Audizuki Female 30-39
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    May 16, 2011 at 6:55 am
    You`ll get a twitch in your pants to know that I look similar to him (same glasses, age, facial hair, or so others have remarked to me) and my accent is identical.

    If my pants held something that could twitch, they would. :-X
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    May 16, 2011 at 7:02 am
    I didn`t make it to the end, but did he ever ask them what they`re planning on doing with that thing?
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    cossack10 Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 7:18 am
    I love how both women went for infinity as their fave symbol. For the same "it just goes round and round, derp" reason =p.
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    anafa Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 10:05 am
    @Oystah yes, it`s amazing and terrifying! But you have to watch from start to finish to even begin to understand what is going to happen to you!
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    May 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    And then one day the Hadron Collider turned into a Black Hole and consumed us all.
  31. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    May 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    I there a Smallish Hadron Collider?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    [quote">I didn`t make it to the end, but did he ever ask them what they`re planning on doing with that thing?[/quote">

    No, because that`s well known and thus not an interestingly odd question.

    They`re going to play a really big game of swingball :)

    Here`s a sensible answer

    The highest-profile experiment is looking for evidence of the Higgs boson. Put simply, it`s not clear why anything has mass. Obviously stuff has mass, but it`s not clearly understood how stuff has mass. The prevailing explanation for the last 40-odd years was devised by Higgs and depends on the existence of a particle named after him. The LHC will create conditions in which Higgs bosons will be created if they exist. So the experiment will go a very long way towards proving or disproving the theory.
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    HeadiesRusH Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    @SlothOfDoom

    Actually yes, there is a smaller one the US, but they are planning to shut it down within the next few years.
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    Still, the world is ending in 6 days people
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    @SlothOfDoom Yeah, several. The most famous smaller particle accelerator is probably the Stanford Linear Collider.

    But in particle physics size matters, and there are always plans for a bigger one. The next one is going to be called the Very Large Hadron Collider, inventive I know.

    This uninventive naming style crops up in other areas too. In astronomy there is a telescope called the Very Large Telescope. It`s pretty big. Then the next one in development is the Extremely Large Telescope. It`s quite a bit bigger. Then the one planned even later, but unfortunately cancelled, is the Overwhelmingly Large Telescope. Seriously.

    Even trying to give things good names doesn`t always work. When they were naming a new pair of quarks (a type of particle) there were two competing ideas Truth and Beauty, or Top and Bottom. A compromise was reached and the accepted names are now Top and Beauty.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 2:15 am
    "Superpowers". Just say "superpowers" and we`ll all be happy...and the LHC will become a tourist attraction immediately.
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    thecurt Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2011 at 8:51 am
    awesome video
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    mamba Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Biitches like infinity

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