Events on the world lines of two theoretical physicists, from the horizon to timelike infinity. A scientifically minded blog with varying amounts of entertainment, distractions, and every day trivialities.
How much of that can be recycled? The LHC should be condemned by social advocates for eco-terrorism and carbon dioxide emissions. The entire tunnel must be cleaned out and upgraded to a pedestrian walk with bistros, live theatre, and political relevance to our children with major portions set aside to feed and house the poor.The future will arrive unless we do something about it, today!
So, how much data does the thing collect per second? Before cuts and all that, and how much gets stored on disk.Also, things like how many integerated circuits, how many printed circuit boards, how many miles of wire, how many processors of what sort. Total bandwidth to memory.Stuff my engineering buddy would be impressed by.
While making fun of a machine like the LHC has its place, I am by far at awe. Consider:- Its purposes are clear and compelling. It is not easy to spend $4B (or whereabout) on a single compelling machine.- It is the most technologically advanced, largest thing human has constructed. - It is not a military weapon.- The degree of international cooperation gives hope to what mankind can do.- While it drinks a good load of juice while operating, it does not pollute. - The massive computing facilities built to analyze the results are almost as impressive as the collider itself. But alas, the most important thing is the results. To that, physicists can be forgiven if they feel very somber and dead serious.
Bee, expect the unexpected?oops who ordered the baggles?Uncle Al - a pedestrian walkway with bistros - amazing that a kid's baloon is filled with molecules travelling at over a 1000 km an hour.Many particles can be detected in a cappucino or a glass of 'pop' - but one still needs a powerful accelerator and detector to catch the 'gravitons' - lol!
The unexpected - "Atlas Shrugged"
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