VIDEO OF THE DAY – Hadron explained

So, have any of you been drawn into conversations about the Large Hadron Collider in recent months? Is it the most ambitious and exciting scientific experiment ever? Or is it potentially the end of the world as we know it?

Those crazy eggheads in Geneva seem to be quite enthusiastic about both options, but that’s scientists for you.

But how does it all work? In this clip, one of said eggheads explains what happens using a pop-up book to help. You can buy this book soon and then ‘make your own’ hadron collider at home.

I’m guessing it’s not to scale.

If you've seen a video online that you want to tell us about email us via the feedback form.