Serial blasts rock Delhi

Serial blasts rock Delhi

An Ambulance carrying wounded people drives away following a blast at connaught place in central New Delhi. (AFP Photo)
People carry an injured woman after a bomb explosion in New Delhi. (AP Photo)

Bomb explosion rock Barakhambha road in New Delhi. (AP Photo)

A security official inspects a blast site in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)
A man lies on the road, after a bomb explosion in New Delhi. (AP Photo)
Five explosions rocked three crowded markets in Delhi on Saturday evening, leaving at least 18 people dead.
The blasts at Ghaffar market in Karol Bagh, Connaught Place and Greater Kailash (M-block) took place in a quick succession, police said.
The first blast took place at Ghaffar market in which at least 20 people were injured. They were rushed to nearby RML Hospital.
Immediately after that, two explosions took place in Connaught Place in which at least 10 people were injured.
Another explosion rocked M-Block market in Greater Kailash-I.
The impact of the blasts in Karol Bagh could be gauged by the fact that an auto was thrown up and got caught in the electrical wires.
Senior Police officials including Joint Commissioner of Police Karnail Singh rushed to the spot in the central district and were assessing the situation.
SIMI has claimed responsibility for the blasts and has termed them as 'Operation Bad'.
Earlier, in an email to media organisations, Indian Mujahideen, the terror outfit that had claimed responsibility for the July 26 Ahmedabad blasts, said it had carried out the serial blasts in Delhi. It threatened that there would be nine blasts in all.
Sarojini Nagar market, scene of the pre-Diwali eve blasts in 2005, in which more than 60 people were killed, has been evacuated.

What is happening..? Why does the Terrorist gain from killing Innocent people. This is real BAD (Bangalore,Ahmadabad,Delhi).

Working LHC produces first images

Protons have made their first complete lap of the world’s most powerful accelerator to cheers and high fives from assembled physicists.

At 1025 (local time) scientists sent a single beam of protons in a clockwise direction around the full 27 kilometres of the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland.

The journey began at 0930 when LHC project leader Lyn Evans and his team launched protons into the ring. Progress was made in short steps of a few kilometres, so that physicists could learn how to steer the beam, which is travelling at 99.9998% the speed of light.

Steering particles

The LHC's tunnel is filled with absorbing devices call collimators, which block the beam every few kilometres. Evans and his team removed the collimators one by one when they were sure that they could steer the protons precisely.

The machine worked better than anyone expected. It took only 55 minutes for physicists to steer beams around the full 27km, and the LHC worked on its first go, far better than anyone dared to hope.

Earlier Evans said that he did not know how long it would take his team to circulate the beam.

"It took us 12 hours to circulate a beam around the Large Electron Positron Collider," says Evans. The LEP Collider was the LHC's predecessor that was shut down in 2000.

Giant freezer

Physicists working on two of the giant experiments – CMS and ATLAS – have seen sprays of particles in their detectors as protons smashing into the collimators next to the detectors (see image, top right).

The day was not without its dramas, however. During the night, part of the cryogenic system that keeps the ring chilled to 1.9 kelvin (just above absolute zero) failed.

The ring has to be cold for the powerful magnets to work. Physicists managed to fix the problem overnight and started the day's tests on schedule.

Evans hopes initially to circulate the beams many times in the clockwise direction. The team will attempt to repeat the test later today, but sending protons around in the opposite direction.

However, it will be several weeks before physicists accelerate two proton beams travelling in opposite directions to their full energy of 7 teraelectronvolts, and smash them head on.

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest particle accelerator complex, lying in a 17-mile loop under the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. Its main purpose is to explore the validity and limitations of the Standard Model, the current theoretical picture for particle physics.

The collider is currently undergoing commissioning. Initial particle beam injections were successfully carried out August 8-11, 2008. The first attempt to circulate a beam through the entire LHC is scheduled for September 10, 2008. The first high-energy collisions are planned to take place after October 21, 2008 (so, if any, Oct. 21 will the date to be be concerned, not Sept. 10).

Though I am not a physicist, and do not claim to understand half of what's been written about the LHC, a number of very intelligent scientists say that any strange effects (black holes, antimatter, etc.) should be miniscule and short-lived. That said, scientists have been wrong before, so I'll be hiding under my desk.

October 17 2008

October 17 2008 , A Normal day.. Well think again!

According to many reports and scientific research it may have the sun rise continuously for 36 hrs (1.5 days). During this time the US countries will be dark for 1.5 days. Strange but might be true.
It will convert 3 days into 2 big days. It will happen once in 2400 yrs.

According to Wiki Oct 17 has always been eventful (WIKI)

I feel it is a hoax. I never saw the 27th August Moon Mars (Double Moon).

For it to happen just for the day, the Earth would need to slow down its rate of spin. Not possible for a body as massive as the Earth, without destroying itself as the energy from angular momentum changes so abruptly.

Well whatever will happen I will love to witness as it happens once in 24oo yrs ;we have already seen one happen some 2400 yr back ......