Nov. 21st, 2009
Man-Made (But Very Tiny) Black Holes Possible : Discovery News
According to astrophysicist Ian O'Neill, if you wanted to destroy the Earth using a black hole of the size expected to be created by the Large Hadron Collider you would need a LOT of patience. After 13.7 billion years it would have consumed the mass of a single virus, a long way from consuming the entire Earth.
Video: Airborne laser test | The Daily Planet
Boeing has released videos of tests using the Advanced Tactical Laser, mounted on an airborne C-130H Hercules transport, to burn a hole in the hood of a truck. Embedding the video doesn't work so you'll have to visit the site.