Sunday, April 13, 2008

When Comic Books Become Reality II: A Portal into the Negative Zone

Here's a device that would be at home in a '60's issue of the FANTASTIC FOUR: a humongous supercollider installed on the Franco-Swiss border by Cern that is expected to solve several lingering physics questions -- and quite possibly open portals to extra dimensions. Oh, and some folks are afraid it might open up a mini black hole that (if sustained) could suck up the Earth; or that it could transform the planet into "strange matter." Hence, they've filed suit in federal district court in Hawaii (surely a nice place to file it, although the connection with Cern is unclear) to demand an environmental impact statement.

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