Sunday, August 17, 2008
CERN's Large Hadron Collider explained in rhythm and rhyme
The Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland started testing on Wednesday. The conspiracy theorists claim it will send mega-powerful death rays that will destroy life on earth as we know it. Follow the link for the rap video. I get a kick out of the young women scientists in hard hats deep in the massive underground machinery rapping. You will learn some science also. Nerdcore: Do you lay awake at night worried that physicists tinkering in Geneva at the new Large Hadron Collider might destroy reality as we know it, or are you hoping they open a portal to a parallel dimension that just happens to have really hawt aliens? I do. Both. If you don't, let let Will Barras and friends take you on a ride in their ode to the search for the Higgs boson. Mad props for the Stephen Hawking shoutout on the hype track. Update. CBS's 60 minutes got the grand tour before it started.