Quote:1. Anyone know of a good article that sets forth PRACTICAL applications for the Large Hadron Collider, or PRACTICAL applications of the discoveries expected from the LHC?
2. What does it mean that a particle is "consistent with the Higgs Boson," and how does that quality as a discovery of anything whatsoever? For instance, there are particles of dust on my keyboard that are probably "consistent with the Higgs Boson." Doesn't seem like much of a discovery.
I am very excited about this project involving the largest magnet collection in the world, huge amounts of electricity, vast funding, and fertile ground for science fiction imaginations, but I still dont understand what it actually does.