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Old 16th Sep 2008, 04:35
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Hadron Collider

The kids want a Hadron Collider. I was thinking of making one out of old washing machines but it might be easier to get a kitset.

Anyone know where I can get one, even a second hand one cheap?
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 04:40
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To expedite things, you might start with a Hampster wheel?
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 04:46
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You're just being silly.

There'd be hamster bits every where.
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 04:52
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Or the inversion of life with no bits around anywhere.
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 04:53
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What about a slot car set, inside some drainflo pipe? That way you could watch through the holes.
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 05:45
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Oh no, Hadron Colliders are so last year, by the time it gets to Xmas all their friends will be looking down at them for getting last year's toys off of eBay.

No, what they need to impress their friends is a new international Linear Electron-Positron Collider. They'll be the envy of the school, let alone their class.
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 07:18
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What would happen if you had a hadron collider on a conveyor belt which was running at 99.9999999999% of the speed of light?
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 07:28
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Simple.It would be going nearly as fast as the aircraft that was already there.
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 07:33
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Ahh, but if the conveyor belt was going at 0.99999999> the speed of light, the aircraft was pointing the same way and then went to full power - would it move forward?
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 07:44
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Don't buy a hamster wheel. You'll just end up going round & rounds in circles, not getting anywhere.
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 07:50
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Hamster wheel proves pretty ineffective when trying to find Higgs boson particle...
YouTube - Hamster Wheel Gone Wrong
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Didn't Blue Peter run a schedule that focussed on a "build your own" Higgs Bosun generator employing toilet roll tubes, a fish tank pump and a Raleigh "Sprint" cycle inner tube?

It is a lack of forsight by the BBC and it's political masters that this educational programme is being withdrawn to the detriment of the quality of our youth.
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 09:31
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Personally I'm impressed that Hadron built a wall AND a collider. Obviously a man (presumably) of many talents.
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 09:44
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There once was a fella called Hadron
Who got all his sums just a tad wrong
When he powered up the ring
The breakers went ping
So they said, That wasn't much good was it Colin?
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 09:55
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I just hope there are no dyslexics working for Hadron.....

Actually, yes I do and I hope they are manning the phones!
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 11:54
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My guess is it won't be too long before someone will be offeing a Hadron Collider on evilBay...there's always a scam and there's always a scammer!
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 12:43
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What would happen if you had a hadron collider on a conveyor belt which was running at 99.9999999999% of the speed of light?
It would appear to disappear.
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 14:59
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If you do go ahead with the homebuilt Hardon Collider, don't forget to budget for a few tubes of polyfilla, as you are certain to need to fill in the odd black hole.

And also be very careful when you drop in those wee things that are going to go whizzing around... you could easily lose a finger. Have you seen the statistics about accidents in the home?
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 15:33
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Have you seen the statistics about accidents in the home?
An appropriate warning from someone with the name "rhythm method"....
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 15:36
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I am currently using aforementioned technique to supply Wenger with a future team (If I remember right... you are one of us! )
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