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LHC-large Hadron Collider….

by Paul on November 26, 2009

in General, Science

Hi All,

Great news-the LHC has started back up and is smashing Protons-even though it is at low energy.  It proves the great Detectors work and the whole machine is basically functional withe beams traveling in opposite directions.  At these low energies, we wont get exotic particles like the  proposed higgs-Boson, until the great machine is ramped up gradually to the final operating voltage.  However the last few days have been great days for Physics!

The energies will be ramped up in stages to achieve a final operating voltage, where we can begin to expect collisions that produce the particles we would expect to see just a few milliseconds after the big-bang!  When this is achieved,  hope to produce rare particles that exist for only a fraction of a second, and that produce that elusive so called God particle!

This particle the Higgs-Boson, is supposed to be related to gravity-the great unknown force in the Universe.  Once this is discovered/proved, then they may be able to understand how matter is ‘held together’ in a manner so elusive.  Currently they think this may be in an all pervasive field throughout the whole Universe!    Lets look forward to the future and all it contains………..

Personally, I am exploring some of these topics through music which you can access through this site…..


Cyber Warfare 'Coming of Age'…..

by Paul on November 17, 2009

in General, Science

Unbelievably the Net is so entrenched in our modern life that warfare can actually be carried out by Computer! – Nations are piling resources resources into this type of disablement.  The targets are Nations infrastructure, and it seems has already been used by the US in Iraq.

“To go to physical war requires billions of dollars,” he said. “To go to cyber war most people can easily find the resources that could be used in these kind of attacks.” -Mr Day

May be my watch may someday self explode!-but as the theatre of war grows, devices could be planted in the most unlikely places such as the ‘bomb in a computer’ type scenario often seen on film such as Bond etc  though the main threat is reconnaissance and infrastructure………..