Critics of the Large Hadron Collider - a £4.4 billion machine due to be switched on in ten days time - have lodged a lawsuit at the European Court for Human Rights against the 20 countries, including the UK, that fund the project.Now, I don't know much about smashing atoms and stuff, but I do know that when an EU court gets involved, things are bound to go horribly wrong.
The device is designed to replicate conditions that existed just a fraction of a second after the Big Bang, and its creators hope it will unlock the secrets of how the universe began.
However, opponents fear the machine, which will smash pieces of atoms together at high speed and generate temperatures of more than a trillion degrees centigrade, may create a mini-black hole that could tear the earth apart.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
European Court to rule on fate of planet, mankind
will rule on whether the Large Hadron Collider can proceed with their little experiments, which some fear will create miniature black holes which will "tear the earth apart".