http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7604293.stm "Three decades after it was conceived, the world's most powerful physics experiment is ready to be powered up. On Wednesday, engineers will attempt to circulate a beam of particles around the 27km-long underground tunnel which houses the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The Â£5bn machine is designed to smash particles together with cataclysmic force, revealing signs of new physics in the wreckage. This will re-create conditions in the Universe moments after the Big Bang." No, I don't believe it'll end either... Should be interesting seeing what results it produces, though... Besides, if push comes to shove: Gordon Freeman to the rescue!