Wednesday, May 16, 2007

pt 2

I thought that post was a little lame so here's some augmentation:

The NYTimes graphic department has done another fantastic job, this time describing the new supercollider in Europe. I say "Europe," because the tunnel, 300 feet down and nearly 17 miles in circumfrence, goes beneath both France and Switzerland. It's the Twin Cities of subatomic particles. It's funny, what with the "primordial fire", acceleration to the speed of light, and 7000-ton cameras, what I'm most impressed by is the idea of a 17 mile underground circle. Makes me want to go for a run-- who wants to be in the supercollider half marathon? You start with your backs facing, pass each other once, and end with a photo-collision finish.

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