Just come back from Tedxcern 2014, met loads of interesting and charismatic people there. Plus I got a picture with Professor Brian Cox! Will post pictures when I get back to the UK. :) #ted #tedxcern #cern #event #science

Just come back from Tedxcern 2014, met loads of interesting and charismatic people there. Plus I got a picture with Professor Brian Cox! Will post pictures when I get back to the UK. :) #ted #tedxcern #cern #event #science

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On my way to Geneva tomorrow

Hopefully this cold of mine shifts in time for the TED event, I don’t fancy spreading my germs to the other attendees. Seriously though I’m really excited that I got picked to go, I hope that the trip can help inspire me to create some great science-related art!

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humanoidhistory:

August 30, 2009 — The Space Shuttle Discovery performs a 360-degree backflip near the International Space Station during mission STS-128. (NASA)

thenewenlightenmentage:

The Astronomical Particle Colliders That Put Our Own to Shame
When the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations, a small but noisy group of people tried to stop it out of fear. Their reasoning: The energies produced as protons slammed into each other at close to the speed of light would be sufficiently high to create miniature black holes or other exotic, destructive things. The fruits of human curiosity would be the literal end of the world.
Those fears were unwarranted for a simple reason: Earth is bombarded by much higher-energy particles all the time, and we haven’t been eaten by a planet-munching black hole yet. In fact, the universe has many naturally-occurring particle accelerators that are far more powerful than the LHC, exceeding even anything we could build in the foreseeable future. Anything exotic we can create in our labs, the cosmos has beaten us to it.
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I had a fun time last year explaining this to my art class as like most people they thought the LHC could destroy the world by creating a black hole.

thenewenlightenmentage:

The Astronomical Particle Colliders That Put Our Own to Shame

When the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations, a small but noisy group of people tried to stop it out of fear. Their reasoning: The energies produced as protons slammed into each other at close to the speed of light would be sufficiently high to create miniature black holes or other exotic, destructive things. The fruits of human curiosity would be the literal end of the world.

Those fears were unwarranted for a simple reason: Earth is bombarded by much higher-energy particles all the time, and we haven’t been eaten by a planet-munching black hole yet. In fact, the universe has many naturally-occurring particle accelerators that are far more powerful than the LHC, exceeding even anything we could build in the foreseeable future. Anything exotic we can create in our labs, the cosmos has beaten us to it.

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I had a fun time last year explaining this to my art class as like most people they thought the LHC could destroy the world by creating a black hole.

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