Fantastic video explains how the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) works


The folks at CERN have successfully tested the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). They are now ready to move forward on the tests for which the LHC was built. The LHC has had a great deal of press of late - some positive, some negative. We've posted about it several times here on Neatorama.com.

The YouTube video above, apparently created by CERN employee Chris Mann, does a great job explaining what the LHC is all about. It followed hydrogen gas from a tank that is released into the system all the way to a collision between super-high-energy protons colliding at near light speed.

If you're remotely interested in the LHC, consider this a "must-see" video. [YouTube]

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That's all this thing does? There is no collection of the energy produced? What a waste. Sure, knowledge gained is great and all... but the amount of resources this experiment has/does use, it should make a returning contribution. Sure, knowledge is the "ultimate power" yeah yeah yeah, but it just seems like a waste of a potentially great energy source.
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Well jeez, when they put it this way...what's the big fuss? It's just essentially a proton roller coaster that crashes invisible atoms together. I almost did that for my 6th grade science fair.
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