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by Harbles
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Strange Norwegian blue spirals
Replies: 15
Views: 9853

Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

And this; http://features.csmonitor.com/globalnew ... e-mystery/ finally explains why the small spiral is blue, sunlight scattering off tiny saphires.
by Harbles
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: COOL links
Replies: 57
Views: 34029

Re: COOL links

US/LHC blog. http://www.uslhc.us/ Scientist from US Universities working on the LHC. They mainly work on the Experiments so don't answer too many questions on the collider it self. Interactions http://www.interactions.org/cms/ Particle Physics News and Resources Quantum Diaries http://www.quantumdia...
by Harbles
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Giant Hexagon on Saturn
Replies: 0
Views: 2228

Giant Hexagon on Saturn

Very strange natural (? !) phenomenon. the jet stream on saturn is not round but a hexagon.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/ ... n-hexagon/

I eagerly await the explanation!
by Harbles
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Strange Norwegian blue spirals
Replies: 15
Views: 9853

Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Found this video simulation of what probably happened .. on twitter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx8i5EfmYU4
by Harbles
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: TERMINATOR 3 & NUCLEAR FISSION
Replies: 1
Views: 3502

Re: TERMINATOR 3 & NUCLEAR FISSION

I like the Z-pinch Project at Sandia National Labs. http://zpinch.sandia.gov/

Interesting blend between national security, pure physics and fusion power research.

Check the arcs and sparks http://zpinch.sandia.gov/Z/Images/z.jpg
by Harbles
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Norwegian Spirals.
Replies: 1
Views: 2087

Norwegian Spirals.

And so there I was looking at the twitter feed and I hear about strange lights in the sky in Norway http://twitter.com/Donna4843/status/6502230910 Then every body was blaming CERN http://twitter.com/#search?q=cern%20spiral Finally story comes out it was Russian booster http://blogs.discovermagazine....
by Harbles
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Twitter?
Replies: 0
Views: 1917

Twitter?

Do you tweet? I'm known as Harbles on twitter. http://twitter.com/Harbles please explore my lists. http://twitter.com/Harbles/lists And I used to think it was all about Brittany Spears fans freaking out however I have come to appreciate it's usefulness. One has access to millions of peoples attentio...
by Harbles
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: the sun
Replies: 2
Views: 2139

Re: the sun

Well ... as R. Regan used to say... It's a Sun not a planet. A star if you will Wiki describes it well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun Surface temp 5,510 °C, you'd be a puff of smoke in an instant, Surface gravity 27.94 g you'd be crushed as well if there was a solid surface to crush your smoke upo...
by Harbles
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: antimatter detected in lightning
Replies: 1
Views: 1966

Re: antimatter detected in lightning

Yeah that is neat. I guess the super lightning bolts act as a linac and anti particle are found in the debris of the resulting high energy collisions. I believe this is related.
http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/ ... sprite.htm
by Harbles
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
Replies: 1
Views: 1868

Re: Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

Yes I'm looking forward to that.
http://ams-02project.jsc.nasa.gov/
I'm glad they added it back on the manifest.
by Harbles
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: My Setup - Arms Race !!
Replies: 15
Views: 7153

Re: My Setup - Arms Race !!

This is my Starship LHC screen.
http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Aeold ... Nmcy&hl=en
I'd like to save the setup so I don't have to rebuild it every time. Any thoughts?
by Harbles
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: BIG forum change & Wikipedia - help
Replies: 11
Views: 12203

Re: BIG forum change & Wikipedia - help

Cool Ralf!
Also some one added an LHC Portal link on the Commissioning Home page. Very Cool!
http://lhc-commissioning.web.cern.ch/lhc-commissioning/
by Harbles
Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Can black holes grow?
Replies: 36
Views: 18332

Re: Can black holes grow?

I don't have the theoretical chops to compose a meaningful answer so I leave it up to the experts, like this guy. http://motls.blogspot.com/2009/01/lhc-b ... conds.html
Or if you prefer a video ... http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1120625

Don't worry, be happy!
by Harbles
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: *** 2.36TeV collisions ***
Replies: 20
Views: 9928

Re: *** 2.36TeV collisions ***

The beam lines for the two beams always intersect at the 4 points where experiments are located. The CCC makes collisions happen when they adjust the RF system to get the beam bunches to be at the IP at the same. There are more systems that have not yet been brought online to compress the bunches so...
by Harbles
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: BIG forum change & Wikipedia - help
Replies: 11
Views: 12203

Re: BIG forum change & Wikipedia - help

Did you mean start an LHC Portal Wiki or link into wikipedia? If the former look at this, http://www.wikihow.com/Start-a-Wiki And even Wikipedia has some info. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki I kinda think it's duplicating efforts to copy the info here from cern or wherever, maybe just continuing ...