Sunday, September 07, 2008


When the LHC is switched on, could it "create a shower of unstable black holes that could 'eat' the planet from within," as some scientists suggest? Over at tantu-jaal, Sunil Mukhi answers this question: unlikely.

On a related note: do read this absolutely fascinating story by Cory Doctorow on petabyte data centers, including the one created for handling the huge amounts of data from LHC.