What Would Happen If You Put Your Hand In The LHC..?

If you are anything like me then if you had a Large Hadron Collider in your garden then the first thing you would wonder is ‘what would happen if I put something in the way of the beam?’.
Well the scientists at CERN have kindly gone to the effort of working out the answer, and you definitely wouldn’t want to go putting your hand in the way of it:

Something like the force of a moving aircraft carrier concentrated down to a laser-like one-millimeter-wide beam (accompanied by a wider beam of particles that would irradiate your entire body).

Check out the original article over on Engadget.


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