Fermilab used to clean its particle accelerators with a ferret named Felicia, who would run through the tubes with cleaning supplies attached and be rewarded with hamburger meat atlasobscura.com/articles…
Precious metals like gold can be artificially created in particle accelerators. Basically lighter atoms are bombarded with neutrons and electrons making them turn into heavier atoms which then decay into the desired metal. Unfortunately, the process is extremely expensive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syn…
CERN's Large Hadron Collider (the world's most powerful particle accelerator), had to be briefly shut down when a bird dropped a piece of baguette on an outdoor portion of machinery popsci.com/science/articl…
In 1978, a Soviet scientist named Anatoli Bugorski stuck his head in a particle accelerator that sent a beam of protons traveling at nearly the speed of light straight through his head. He survived with half his face paralysed & deafness in one ear, completing his doctorate shortly after. amusingplanet.com/2020/02…
The reason why the clutch, brake, and accelerator are in the same order in modern cars is because the British government needed civilian cars to be standardized in case they had to be commandeered and driven by soldiers during WW1 youtube.com/watch?v=W6Wvi…
The United States spent more than $2 billion digging 24km of tunnels in Texas for a particle accelerator similar in scope to CERN, only to abandon the project. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned of Anatoli Bugorski; the only person in history to be shot at point blank range by a particle accelerator. He received 400 times the lethal dose of radiation, made a near full recovery and is still alive today, over 40 years later. chemeurope.com/en/encyclo…
A Russian graduate student, Anatoli Bugorski, in the course of his research was struck in the head by a particle accelerator's beam. He survived and completed his Ph.D. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
When congress asked physicist R.R. Wilson to justify the US government spending millions of dollars on a new particle accelerator (Fermilab), Wilson testified that the knowledge gained from it would have "nothing to do directly with defending our country except to help make it worth defending." history.fnal.gov/testimon…
Base metals like Lead can be transmuted into gold using particle accelerators. The process is so expensive that it is not economically viable. Gold can also be turned into base metals. scientificamerican.com/ar…
On July 13, 1978, a guy named Anatoli Bugorski leaned his head inside a proton accelerator while working at the Institute for High Energy Physics in Russia and miraculously survived. Anatoli suffered many physical impairments but ended up finishing his doctorate. discovermagazine.com/heal…
In 2010 the RIKEN institute in Japan created mutant cherry blossom trees by firing ion beams at them in a particle accelerator. The mutated trees now bloom 4 times a year and produce more flowers. riken.jp/en/pr/press/2010…
, in a 60's government funded LSD study, "26 men unleashed a slew of widely embraced innovations shortly after their LSD experiences, including a mathematical theorem for NOR gate circuits, a conceptual model of a photon, a linear electron accelerator beam-steering device," [and more....] themorningnews.org/articl…
The ATLAS Experiment, a particle accelerator experiment instrumental in the discovery of the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012, also has a historically terrible acronym: ATLAS stands for "A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATL…
In 2010, the RIKEN institute in Japan created mutant cherry blossom trees by firing ion beams at them in a particle accelerator. The mutated trees now bloom 4 times a year and produce more flowers. riken.jp/en/pr/press/2010…
Russian scientist Anatoli Bugorski was working on the Synchrotron U-70, the largest Soviet particle accelerator in 1978. A proton beam measuring about 200,000 rads entered his skull, and 300,000 rads when it exited. Due to nerve destruction, the left half of his face was frozen and doesn’t age. survivor-story.com/bugors…
Though alchemists never succeeded in transmuting lead to gold, in 1981 physicists used the particle accelerator at Berkeley to shoot Carbon nuclei at thin foils of Bismuth- the resulting collisions did produced a tiny amount of Gold atoms scientificamerican.com/ar…
The Crab Nebula recently blasted Earth with the highest-energy photons ever recorded. The gamma rays, which clocked in at well over 100 TeV (10 times what the most powerful human-made particle accelerator can produce) likely originate from a pulsar lurking in the heart of the nebula. astronomy.com/news/2019/0…
There are particle accelerators in hospitals that are called cyclotrons. They are used to produce radioactive drugs that will be injected in the body which will identify cancer cells ( if there are any ) or show that a patient has dementia through the use of a PET scanner that will be in charge youtube.com/watch?v=KXzON…
Building a time machine is believed to be scientifically possible but requires building a gigantic particle accelerator in space, stabilizing space-time foam, plucking out a wormhole, enlarging it and connecting it a gravitational field. youtube.com/watch?feature…
In 1978, a Russian physicist, Anatoli Bugorski, was struck accidentally by the proton beam of a particle accelerator. 1/2 of his face swelled beyond recognition and became paralysed. Amazingly, he survived and completed his PhD. He is still alive today. strangerdimensions.com/20…
Physicists Used a Ferret to Clean FermiLab's Particle Accelerator atlasobscura.com/articles…
Michio Kaku built a particle accelerator in his parents garage as a high school science project en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
There is a particle accelerator in the Louvre. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
Today I learned of Sesame, a particle accelerator being built in the Middle East. Modelled on CERN which was set up after WW2 to bring together scientists from former adversaries in Europe, it allows researchers from openly hostile countries to collaborate. Israel, Iran and Palestine are founding members. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Those really thin fridge magnets are a special type of magnet called a Halbach array that has almost no magnetic field on one side - these were originally designed for use in particle accelerators. engineerdog.com/2015/03/1…
Today I learned about Promethea Unbound - a child genius brought at age 5 to the Stanford particle accelerator where she stunned the scientists there with her intellect. Her life later became unwound by a horrific act of violence. magazine.atavist.com/prom…
Anatoli Bugorski accidentally stuck his head in a particle accelerator and saw a flash "brighter than a thousand suns" but did not feel any pain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
A Russian scientist got hit in the head by the proton beam in a particle accelerator and survived to tell the tale. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
The russian scientist Anatoli Bugorski got struck in the face by a proton beam in a particle accelerator, and survived. He described the sensation as seeing a light "brighter than a thousand suns" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
In 1978, a man stuck his head in an active particle accelerator - half his face stopped aging since. gizmodo.com/what-happens-…
There is a particle accelerator called AGLAE, for β€œAccΓ©lΓ©rateur Grand Louvre d'Analyse ElΓ©mentaire" situated below the Louvre. The AGLAE can not only help researchers to identify what an artefact is made of but also when and where it was created home.cern/news/news/knowl…
Building a time machine is believed to be scientifically possible but requires building a gigantic particle accelerator in space, stabilizing space-time foam, plucking out a wormhole, enlarging it and connecting it a gravitational field. youtube.com/watch?feature…
In 1978 a Russian scientist was accidentally shot through the head by particle accelerator. He lived, but the shot side of this face is now paralyzed and does not age. bgoodscience.wordpress.co…
In 1971, Fermilab used a ferret to clean its particle accelerators history.fnal.gov/felicia.…
Back in 1978, a Russian scientist accidentally stuck his head into a particle accelerator and survived todayifoundout.com/index.…
Today I learned of Anatoli Bugorski, a man who stuck his face in front of a particle accelerator; the proton beam shot a hole right through his head, but apparently he felt no pain and survived the incident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
what happens when you stick your head in a particle accelerator. boingboing.net/2011/02/22…
Scientist Anatoli Petrovich Bugorski survived being shot in the face by a particle accelerator beam awesci.com/soviet-man-who…
Raccoons lead a coordinated attack on the TeV particle accelerator in Illinois. fnal.gov/pub/today/archiv…
Charles Hatfield, a self-proclaimed "moisture accelerator", accepted a job from the city of San Diego in 1915 to end a long drought for $10,000 but was forced to deny payment when people died due to severe floods shortly after he completed the job. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Particle accelerators can actually create matter out of massless photons en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
In 1978 a man accidentally stuck his head in the way of a particle accelerator beam and was hit with a proton beam moving near the speed of light. Not only did he survive relatively unscathed, but he completed his PhD and is still alive today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
During the Cold War, students at Stuyvesant High School built a particle accelerator in their school's basement. However, when they powered it on, it "tanked the electrical system for the building and surrounding area." > $10,000 were spent on the machine, but no one knows what happened to it. web.archive.org/web/20080…
Anatoli Bugorski, a Russian scientist, survived being hit directly in the face by a particle accelerator beam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
The magnets used in CERN ATLAS' particle accelerator are so sensitive that they will shut-down if just one millijoule – the energy deposited by a 1-centime euro coin falling from 5 cm - leaks through their supercooled protection home.cern/about/engineeri…
A young man named Taylor Wilson built his first working nuclear reactor at age 14 and tried to build a particle accelerator at 11. He skipped college thanks to a grant and is now doing research to fight cancer and detect weapons news.nationalgeographic.c…
India developed an electron accelerator which can shoot down missiles and named it after goddess KALI (Kilo Ampere Linear Injector). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KAL…
Near Waxahachie, Texas are abandoned remains of a particle Collider. The system, known as the Superconducting Super Collider, was intended to be the world's largest particle accelerator, with a ring circumference of 54 miles. It would have had five times the energy of even today’s LHC collisions scientificamerican.com/ar…
While in high school the physicist Michio Kaku built a 2.3 million volt atom smasher betatronic accelerator in his garage bigthink.com/videos/an-at…

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