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Mechanical engineers reduce

Mechanical engineers reduce the sphere to a point (its baricentre).
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I know this is off topic

I know this is off topic but... A theory..

Number of universes 10^10^16

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Found this one... Which is on

Found this one... Which is on topic.. Love this site :-)... An experiment

Hyperdrive Propulsion Could Be Tested at the Large Hadron Collider

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RE: I know this is off

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I know this is off topic but... A theory..

Number of universes 10^10^16


I think that the Hindu had the idea of an infinite number of universes much before than any theoretical physicist and it is described in the Veda books. I read one by chance and found it fascinating. It is known that Indian mathematicians treated infinity much before Georg Cantor.
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It seems that a bird (raven?)

It seems that a bird (raven?) having bombed the busbar of the LHC with a piece of bread (baguette?) has caused an increase in the temperature of the magnets from 1.9 K to 9 K. Had the LHC been operating at full steam anything could have happened. Solution: buy Oerlikon antiaircraft guns from Switzerland and shoot down all birds.
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RE: It seems that a bird

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It seems that a bird (raven?) having bombed the busbar of the LHC with a piece of bread (baguette?) has caused an increase in the temperature of the magnets from 1.9 K to 9 K. Had the LHC been operating at full steam anything could have happened. Solution: buy Oerlikon antiaircraft guns from Switzerland and shoot down all birds.
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:-)

And here's a link to that story: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/physics/article6905250.ece

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Oh, the poor LHC crew. What

Oh, the poor LHC crew. What attention they are getting! Sounds a bit like Qantas last year - someone else's oxygen bottle blew out the side of the fuselage, so now we get headlines when the toilet tap handles wobble.

[ And yes, the landing gear in the down position is needed for a good landing. But it was corrected above the minimum safe level for that item on the checklist. ]

Cheers, Mike.

( edit ) I eagerly await all the jokes to come - baguettes from the future etc.

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Complex systems do go through

Complex systems do go through their growing pains when built. Their are a lot of good people there and I for one am confident they will work things out and get the LHC fired up:-)

Edit: Bringing any system online when you are front page news is always rough..

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I would think it was a human

I would think it was a human before blaming a bird.

If it was a bird they would have found a cooked bird along with the bread.

Birds can see (or at least find) a bread crumb from a long way away and if it was dropped Mr.Bird would have not trouble going after it.

(I know because they tend to do that where I live any time I toss scraps on my 5 acres)

You would think that they would have the interior of these buildings bird-free or better yet a better detection and relay to a backup than just waiting to see the temp. rise 5 degrees and shutting it down and having to cool again.

The cooling system isn't very lucky is it.

But I do have a Desert Eagle if they need some security......but then it is just one bird at a time unless they sit in rows inside the building.

And I have a feeling that it would also keep anyone with access from dropping their lunch on the electrical system

What had me thinking about the LHC tonight was for some reason a tv show I watch happened to for some reason mention the LHC,black holes, an the Higgs Boson among other things.....I guess the know I am watching

 

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Hi! This baguette affair

Hi!

This baguette affair has some Douglas-Adams-quality to it: think of it ... isn't it infinitely improbable that a bird drops a baguette right onto a crucial busbar of the LHC power system. :-)??? Be prepared to observe other highly unlikely things in the vicinity of or related to LHC !!! (The swiss could win the soccer world championship, for example...)
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