This next post is an example of the extreme cool stuff that scientists will go to further the cause of technology information.
If you haven’t yet heard, the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland has been shut down until the Spring of 2009 due to technical issues. Liquid Helium spilled into the the 27km-long tunnel after magnets unexpectedly heated up from their normal (-271C; -456F). The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which cost a whopping $13 plus billion to build, was created to test the events moments after the big bang, by smashing protons together at very high speeds .
There are some who fear that the LHC will set off a chain reaction that will create a black hole, sucking the earth and the cosmos in. Scientists on the other hand are stating that these tests are perfectly safe. The conditions they are creating are already common events of nature, and the LHC will simply allow us to collect data in a controlled environment. If you like cool stuff, tell everyone that you can find it here.