What has the Large Hadron Collider got to do with Chrome? Well not much besides today Google’s logo features something called the Large Hadron Collider.
Not knowing what the heck a Hadron Collider is i checked around and it’s the worlds largest Particle Generator and is up near the French/Swiss border outside of Geneva. The reason it’s on the homepage is because today they are making the first attempt to circle a beam through the Hadron Collider and it will be Webcast at 07:00 UTC.
After testing they are going to attempt to smash 2 particles in to each other at the speed of light, nobody fully knows “what” will happen but they “think” it’s safe. 😀
They need lots of computers to crunch the data if we are still alive after the particles settle, so if you want to help then they have LHC@Home which is the same principal as SETI.
Here’s the Logo, also Chrome is so fast they could just tweak the Hardon Collider logo for Chrome’s 1st Birthday. 🙂