You HAVE to read this article .... HAVE to!!! => Stephen Hawking: Big Bang experiment
Here is my favorite part .... I find this extraordinary:
"One of the aims of the LHC is to hunt for the Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle".
The Higgs is said to be the so-far undetected key to mass. If scientists can prove its existence, it could pave the way for manipulating the gravity which exists in all mass - rather like Star Trek 'tractor' beams."
Beam me up Stephen!!!