CERN Will Open New Dimensions – But With More Knowledge or Harm?

BY DAVID MONTAIGNE ⋅ CERN is amazing – and our scientists have already discovered many things about subatomic particles and how matter and energy are held together.  But in opening new doors to see through their looking glass, what risks are involved?  If Stephen Hawking is concerned, perhaps we all should be. We know that physicists have created small amounts of antimatter, and that it must be magnetically contained or it combines with matter and converts completely to energy.  The explosive potential of this antimatter is far stronger and more explosive than nuclear fission or fusion. Have they also managed to create small amounts of dark matter, and is this any more dangerous? (Just how much – and how little – we know about dark matter and dark energy is described in an awesome video embedded a few paragraphs down – please resist the urge to skip to the […] Read More