|The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) goes online in a matter of weeks, their website is here, here's an article and here's the wikipedia link.|
The first attempt to circulate a beam through the entire LHC is scheduled for 10 September 2008, and the first high-energy collisions are planned to take place after the LHC is officially unveiled, on 21 October 2008
This thing is huge. It cost five billion Euros, each one of it's four detectors has more iron in it than the Eiffel Tower, it has enough superconducting filaments to stretch more than 5 times to the sun and back... what's it all for?
Well, those crazy scientists might find the Higgs Boson (and thus explain mass), Monopoles which are just sci-fitastic, micro black holes and all kinds of crazy stuff which will contribute toward a grand unified theory of everything.Do you care? Here's a picture of some giant futuristic tech if you don't - look at the little man and the giant magnets!