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2008-09-15 13:55:00

A spokesman for the world's most powerful physics experiment said part of the computer system of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was hacked into last Wednesday. A group known as the "Greek Security Team" hacked into a computer connected to the system. The hackers put up a message on the facility's website, according to a spokesman for Cern, the lab that houses the LHC. The spokesman said no harm was done but the incident has highlighted the need for security in the LHC's network. The hackers...

2008-09-13 12:00:12

Hackers put a damper on celebrations of the Large Hadron Collider's successful start-up in Geneva, Switzerland, leaving a mocking message on its Web site. The computer hackers, calling themselves the Greek Security Team, created an unauthorized Web page on a site associated with the collider calling its security technicians "schoolkids" but indicating they weren't interested in disrupting the experiment, The Times of London reported Saturday. The Web site was open to scientists not...

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2008-09-11 09:05:00

Experts in labs across the globe celebrated the first monumental achievement of a test conducted by the immensely complex Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Wednesday. Physicists in Switzerland rejoiced as the world's largest atom smasher passed its first test on its way to revealing how the tiniest particles were created after the "big bang." Meanwhile, scientists at a satellite viewing party near Chicago reveled in the LHC's introduction as physicists successfully fired beam of protons...

2008-09-11 00:00:08

By Paul Vallely Between Ourselves Last weekend, my eight-year-old climbed into the cockpit of a Spitfire to have his photograph taken at the Southport Air Show. No sooner was he out of the plane's bucket-seat than his mother was climbing in for a picture. She was followed by her father. I ought not to have been surprised. My son's granddad was a radio operator in the RAF, and my wife had followed in her father's footsteps, ending up in the office of the Chief of the Air Staff. Whether...

2008-09-11 00:00:02

By Andy McSmith The world watched and waited for the greatest experiment in history to begin. Impressive though it was, it was also a bit like booting up a sulky PC, says Andy McSmith who was at Cern All was quiet at the moment when the greatest scientific experiment in history was scheduled to begin, at 9.30am Swiss time yesterday. No bands, no flags, no cheerleaders - only a silence so heavy and awed that even the 300 journalists stopped talking. A machine that has taken 13 years to...

2008-09-10 09:00:05

A beam of particles successfully completed its first lap in the multibillion-dollar Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, scientists said. The nearly $7 billion collider will enable scientists to study, among other things, the nature of particles and explore dark matter -- matter that can't be directly observed but makes up most matter in the universe. The lap around the collider took less than an hour, The Times of London reported. Scientists had to wait about 50 seconds between...

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2008-09-10 09:05:00

Champagne corks popped in labs across the world as scientists celebrated the first successful run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Scientists hope the immensely complex particle-smashing machine will one day be able to recreate the conditions that caused the "Big Bang" to occur. The debut of the machine that cost 10 billion Swiss francs ($9 billion) registered as a blip on a control room screen at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, at about 9:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. EDT)....

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2008-09-08 17:00:00

Scientists are looking to this week's historic "Big Bang" experiment in hopes that it will reveal surprises about the universe and its origins"”but reject suggestions it will bring the end of the world. The discoveries to emerge from the 6.4 billion euro ($9.2 billion) project could spark major advances for human society, Robert Aymar, the French physicist who heads the CERN research centre, predicted. British physicist Brian Cox said:  "If some of what we expect to find does not...

2008-08-31 09:00:00

The world's biggest science experiment will be shown on Derby's big screen during the next two weeks. On September 10, an anticipated switch-on of the Large Hadron Collider will take place to recreate conditions that existed billionths of a second after time began. To mark the event, the screen in Derby will show five films relating to the experiment. All five films, made with the financial support of the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council, will show at random intervals between...

2008-07-10 09:01:29

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG), one of the largest providers of home nursing services in the United States, announced today that it entered into a joint venture relationship, effective July 1, 2008, with Grant Memorial Hospital, a 61-bed hospital located in Petersburg, West Virginia, to provide home health and hospice services in Petersburg and the surrounding areas. All home health and hospice services currently provided by Grant Memorial Hospital will continue without interruption under the...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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