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[25 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

Well it had to happen. Call it "boson peer pressure". The Large Hadron Collider has broken and needs repair[LINK]. What’s worse is it’ll have to heat up so the repairs can take place, otherwise the workmen would DIE in the cold.  The collider will be out of commission until spring 2009. So the secrets of the Universe, the Higgs boson a.k.a. god particle, strangelets etc. will all have to wait.
Maybe they can get it turned on in time for the end of the world as predicted by the Mayan …

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[5 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Nice job on the rap and science here which pretty much sums up the Large Hadron Collider
The beams start flying EARLY Wednesday morning…[LINK]

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[2 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Great photos here of the soon to be turned on "Large Hadron Collider" in Switzerland/France [LINK].
This thing is amazing; 10 years to build, thousands of scientists involved around the world, 27km of "track". The basic idea is they release particles into the thing, then speed them up and guide them using magnets. One particle goes clockwise, the other anticlockwise. When they get up to incredible speeds which I don’t even understand they smack them into one another and see what spills out.
They’re looking for all sorts of things such …