LHC. Nap TiME!

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Is About To Take A Nap

Everyone hoping for CERN to create microsingularities will have to wait a while longer, as the Large Hadron Collider will soon be shutting down until 2015. A two-year downtime period will begin in February, when engineers will steadily warm the accelerator up to room temperature and begin necessary maintenance and upgrades, which will last until …

A Shredded Galaxy

UK Scientists Hope To “Mimic” Black Holes In Lab

Before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN finally began operation, there was a small movement to shut the project down, out of fear that scientists would inadvertently create a black hole that would swallow the entire planet. This obviously didn’t happen, and probably won’t. Now, however, perhaps we should cast our gaze over to …

Black Hole Time Machine

Could A Kerr Black Hole Be Used To Travel Through Time?

Common knowledge tells us that a journey into a black hole ends, well, badly. That’s because its center — the singularity — is an infinitely dense region of space-time, from which nothing can escape. But, as our twisted universe would have it, there’s actually a certain type of theoretical black hole that may lack a …