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.
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SuperCollider
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
another
$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 )
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Food........
And they already have a cafe w/ parking....
Posted by SiXiam (69 comments )
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It's the corners.
Linear has the straight path thing going for it.
Posted by disco-legend-zeke (448 comments )
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lets see...
the thing goes horribly wrong and we destroy the entire universe.
Posted by dondarko (261 comments )
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Marshmellows
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 )
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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 )
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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 )
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