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National Swap Ideas Day!

Today we celebrate National Swap Ideas Day which is observed annually on September 10th.

This day encourages us to share our creative, ideas or trade concepts with others especially for the productivity of the company or a project.  Collaborating with your group or people with the same interest makes a project or goal a success.  It is always good to work with a partner or a group because it shows camaraderie for the benefits of purpose or goal.

However, on some occasion, groups with different skills, or talents, and ideas gather among themselves with people with the same interest, which sometimes is not good especially if they have their own ideas, then the other group has different ideas and they tend to clash when their ideas don’t meet in the middle and don’t achieve accomplishments.  So, sometimes to achieve a better outcome, we have to collaborate and agree to one another and swap ideas for everything to work.

Group of people benefits from the skills of others, and the power of brainstorming compounds the efforts of the entire team.  An idea shared by one person generates two or even three new ideas to achieve a new concept and it creates opportunities for everyone to share and contribute their ideas and make them also feel that their opinion matters.

So, today, celebrate this day and swap ideas with your friends or classmates if you have a project to do, or if you are at work, collaborating ideas and skills among your employees can lead to the success of the company.  Share on social media how you celebrated this day using #SwapIdeasDay.

2008 CERN Large Hadron Collider is powered up

On September 10, 2008, scientists successfully flip the switch for the first time on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) lab in Geneva, kicking off what many called history’s biggest science experiment.

Testing particle physics theories, the $8 billion LHC is the largest particle accelerator in the world, made up of superconducting magnets that allow engineers and physicists to study subatomic particles including protons, electrons, quarks, and photons. The LHC can create 600 million collisions per second.

The 17-mile underground ring, located beneath the Swiss-French border, sends particle beams at the speed of light, causing them to collide and recreate debris caused by the Big Bang. At the time of its launch, some scientists and environmentalists speculated that the LHC would create a mini black hole that could end the world. These claims were refuted by CERN and physicist Stephen Hawking, who said any mini black holes would evaporate instantly.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cern-large-hadron-launches)