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by chelle
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Brian Cox puts it best
Replies: 13
Views: 6151

Re: Brian Cox puts it best

Take the mooning back! That statement was not meant for you, by Brian Cox, it was meant for anti-science and anti-LHC crackpots who use their pseudoscientific theories to scaremonger. Well in that case the mooning is in name of all the geniuses who came up with a plan to let all the twats in the wo...
by chelle
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

Fission reactions can be slowed/stopped by reducing the number of free neutrons. (I'm assuming you're aware of the basic model for fission, if not I can explain) Hey that was very interesting, I do have some other questions if you don't mind; 1. Why is it that at these heavy atomic blasts neutrons ...
by chelle
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Brian Cox puts it best
Replies: 13
Views: 6151

Re: Brian Cox puts it best

“Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the world is a twat.” – Brian Cox "Anyone Who Thinks the LHC Will..." | Astroengine.com Personally I would prefer it if you he called persons like me lunatics, for having a lively imagination, therefor the mooning to that poster-boy :butthead: Scientists get ...
by chelle
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

3. A big bucket of water on stellar scales is likely to cause a hypernova and turn the Sun into a massive black hole. This event will outshine the entire Milky Way galaxy - all of those four hundred billion stars. I'm not so sure, the sun might split in to different gas bubbles such as in this clip...
by chelle
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

3. A big bucket of water on stellar scales is likely to cause a hypernova and turn the Sun into a massive black hole. This event will outshine the entire Milky Way galaxy - all of those four hundred billion stars. I'm not so sure, the sun might split in to different gas bubbles such as in this clip...
by chelle
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

1. Can you define "impact"? In what sense would a 20 megaton explosion on Earth be different from the same bomb (20 mT) exploding on the moon? If you mean blast, remember that blast is a trivial way of measuring things because the moon has no atmosphere. Definitely blast because of the lack of atmo...
by chelle
Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

so what is the point about the Regolith, you cannot tell me that you belive that a nuclear explosion on top of the Regolith would not have any on earth visable inpact on the moon or do you belive some of the Regolith was produced by ultra high energetic cosmic rays? I believe that the impact of a n...
by chelle
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

If the Atmosphere and the first coming thin air is the problem, so why did the moon or any-other bodies without an atmosphere did not already explode when they were hit by such ultra high energy rays? Normal collisions happen one at a time, in contrast to the beams of the LHC, and shooting beams fa...
by chelle
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

also the wiki-page for Ultra-high energy cosmic rays doesn't state any process which would violate the theory of conservation of mass + energy and the general theory of relativity. Taken both of them a particle cannot contain more energy than implied by its mass (rest-mass + relativistic-mass) and ...
by chelle
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

Thx for the feedback, still a lot for me to learn and "ORION111" those links are great, they also seem to have a bunch of other educational videos, such as on quantum mechanics: http://www.cassiopeiaproject.com/videos2.php it sure is going to keep me busy for the coming weeks, I guess until the end ...
by chelle
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

Energy of separated constituents = Energy of bound state (nucleus) + Binding energy. The binding energy is the work you had to *put in* to do the separating (against the binding forces), it's not "contained" in the bound state. It's also the energy *released* when you form the bound state. Ok, I'm ...
by chelle
Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

Question is for example, is crystalized concrete a tense field of condensed gas? Not sure what you mean by tense field, I suspect you mean that there is a binding energy. I don't think concrete is a crystal (that would mean that the atoms are arranged in an ordered lattice), but it is certainly a s...
by chelle
Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

Your initial question about runaway/avalanche breakdown is interesting, but again I can't think of an analogous subnuclear process ... You are right that there need to be a highly charged field to set something off, like in the case of nuclear fission there is the need for a heap of very reactive m...
by chelle
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

1. To my mind it is irresponsible to throw words with scary associations like "chain reaction" around without having at least the beginnings of a model, because as you can see people get worried. There is no proposed mechanism for a chain reaction to happen here at all. As such there is nothing to ...
by chelle
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 91598

Re: Creating "Sparks"

Chelle I thougth wanted to make another point here and I try to only explain the very high improbability of such a chainreaction, I am not talking about the holes stuff here. You are probably right about a chain-reaction it 's just a crazy idea and i don't think I can put in any more arguments with...