Monday, May 2, 2016
"Animals are a recurring problem to scientific progress" says NPR science reporter. This after a furry critter, likely a weasel, chewed through power cables at the Large Hadron Collider (the world's largest particle accelerator) and shorted the magnets. His furry body was found dead on the scene. This is not the first time animals have shut down the power of to the massive 17 miles accelerator ring. Once a bird dropped a piece of bread into the power complex causing a short. The animal world does not know the sensitivity of these machines or rather is testing their limits by way of, well, being animals. Other worldings effect our own notion of progress.