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http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...section=justin
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Scientists using the world's largest atom smasher have made some of the hottest and densest matter ever achieved on Earth.

Physicists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research, smashed heavy lead ions together at close to the speed of light.

They generated temperatures of more than 1.6 trillion degrees Celsius, 100,000 times hotter than the centre of the Sun.
Where's the Mortal Kombat "Toasty" guy when you need him?
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Wow, that's hot...
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Haha noob saibot reference make me feel old.
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...scientists hidden talent... art bet that could fetch a sum of cash for them if they were to turn it into a art peice
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It's getting hot in here.. so take of.. oh nvm!

Nice that they're creating SOMETHING in that tunnel.. instead of just having it break and and repairing it for 6 months :b
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Wonder what that kind of temp would do if you dropped it on the ground.... melt straight through the earth?
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Wonder what that kind of temp would do if you dropped it on the ground.... melt straight through the earth?
With such a tiny amount of matter it would cool down before it did anything interesting.
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Would this have any use in a power station?

If you could transfer the heat to boil water I can't see why it wouldn't.
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With such a tiny amount of matter it would cool down before it did anything interesting.
Well, say you have a rock-sized amount of the matter and just dropped it on the pavement....
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Would this have any use in a power station?

If you could transfer the heat to boil water I can't see why it wouldn't.
No, because the amount of energy required to make those atoms collide is astronomical compared what you could hope to draw out of the system as heat.
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