You know, with all the attacks by the greens and the freedom-hatin-capitalism-hatin leftists in our world decrying our energy usage, one must wonder how projects like these EVER get constructed. Without a peep from Al Gore.
CERN announced early Monday that the Large Hadron Collider has become the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator. The LHC pushed protons to 1.18 TeV (trillion electron volts), surpassing the previous record of 0.98 TeV held by Fermilab’s Tevatron.
Mechanical failure just a week after it fired up for the first time in September 2008. Now, 10 days after it turned on again, scientists are celebrating with their fingers crossed that the machine is safely on its way to the physics experiments they plan to begin next year when the LHC has reached its target energy of 7 TeV.
How many homes could that power during these harsh winters? How many people could be saved during the killer summer heat waves? How many homes could be built for the homeless?
How many windfarms that run off unicorn farts could they build with each and every run?
All science is good. All the time.