February 10, 2007 4:00 AM PST

Big Bang and bucks set to collide in inner space

The next big thing in physics: a machine 20 miles long that produces energy fireballs recreating the Big Bang. Time and cost: 13,000 person-years and $6.7 billion. Plus parking.
The New York Times

The story "Big Bang and bucks set to collide in inner space" published February 10, 2007 at 4:00 AM is no longer available on CNET News.

Content from The New York Times expires after 7 days.


Join the conversation!
Add your comment
Seems like a waste to spend $6.7 billion on a twenty mile
collider and
then to expand it to thirty one miles which I assume would cost
$4.0 billion for a grand total of $10.7 billion. Sounds like it
would be cheaper
to finish the Superconducting SuperCollider for $10.3 billion and
you would
end up with a fifty mile ring. The Texas SuperCollider is cheaper
and larger!!
Posted by Randys2cents (81 comments )
Reply Link Flag
And they already have a cafe w/ parking....
Posted by SiXiam (69 comments )
Link Flag
It's the corners.
Linear has the straight path thing going for it.
Posted by disco-legend-zeke (448 comments )
Link Flag
lets see...
the thing goes horribly wrong and we destroy the entire universe.
Posted by dondarko (261 comments )
Reply Link Flag
I wonder how well it cooks Marshmallows... after all if we are going
to see the end of the universe we might as well get some nicely
toasted Marshmallows... Oh yes that would be us.
Posted by ALPICH (51 comments )
Reply Link Flag
So What?
I'm having trouble seeing the downside of the destruction of this particular universe. We have rather too many already.
Posted by andy1942 (2 comments )
Reply Link Flag
Anouncing my restaurant
Just to let you all know. It will be opening up shortly prior to the end of the universe. I'm keeping the name secret for now.
Posted by Seaspray0 (9714 comments )
Reply Link Flag

Join the conversation

Add your comment

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Click here to review our Terms of Use.

What's Hot



RSS Feeds

Add headlines from CNET News to your homepage or feedreader.