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2009-03-14 10:40:00

The creator of the Internet thinks that the speed of development and improvement on the World Wide Web will continue to grow and grow.On the 20th anniversary of his idea to develop the Internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee thinks, "new changes are going to rock the world even more". The future is connected to cell phones, he noted at the very research center in Switzerland where he was employed when he developed the web.Sir Tim was employed at the Cern nuclear research center in March 1989 when he...

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2009-02-23 06:30:00

The race is underway to find evidence of a hypothetical particle called the Higgs boson, known as the "God Particle" because it is thought to give mass to the matter that makes up the universe. The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory's Tevatron accelerator is competing against the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, and its grabbing the attention of particle physicists. "This has been the holy grail of high energy physics for the last 30 years," said Joe Lykken, a senior scientist at...

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2009-02-17 13:50:00

Fermilab, the U.S. maker of the Tevatron accelerator, is claiming it's European rival, particle physics lab CERN, is rapidly losing ground in the race to discover the elusive Higgs boson, or "God particle," BBC News reported. Theoreticians predict the "God Particle" would help to explain why matter has mass and is a major goal of CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). However, Fermilab says the odds of its detecting the famed particle first are now 50-50 at worst, and up to 96% at best. Both...

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2009-02-10 00:40:00

Scientists will soon come to a decision on when to restart the Large Hadron Collider, the so-called "Big Bang" machine that suffered a costly malfunction after being switched on last September. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the builders of the multibillion-dollar project have been in meetings this week to discuss a re-launch of the LHC as well any possible new problems it could encounter. CERN is expected to make a final decision on the exact re-launch date following...

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2009-01-05 13:30:00

Scientists say the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be back online soon in order to conduct a controversial experiment to recreate conditions just after the Big Bang. In September, the multibillion-dollar project in Geneva shut down after two of its magnets malfunctioned. The LHC is currently undergoing more than $20 million in repairs as well as a new protection system to avoid further problems when it is restarted this summer. "There's still a lot of work to do," project director Dr. Lyn...

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2008-12-07 10:45:00

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced on Friday a further delay to the resumption of the vast particle collider designed to stimulate the "Big Bang".Total costs to repair the Large Hadron Collider could be as high as 35 million Swiss francs ($29 million), including 15 million Swiss francs for repairs and 10-20 million Swiss francs for spare parts, said CERN spokesman James Gillies.The collider, the largest and most complex machine ever made, is now expected to resume...

2008-12-05 11:33:45

Scientist say it will cost more than $20 million to repair Europe's Large Hadron Collider. The European Organization for Nuclear Research said the repairs could take until at least next summer to complete, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The machine, designed to smash protons together at huge speeds, took nearly 20 years to complete at a cost of $6.4 billion, was shut down in September because of a badly soldered electrical connection in one of its super-cooled magnet sections....

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2008-11-17 11:40:00

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) reported on Monday that it will cost about 25 million francs, or $21 million, in order to make critical repairs on the world's largest atom smasher. The Large Hadron Collider was forced to shutdown prematurely just nine days after it started conducting experiments intended to recreate conditions that occurred immediately after the "Big Bang", which cosmologists believe is at the origin of our expanding universe. Officials initially...

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2008-11-03 10:25:00

When it is fully up and running, the four massive detectors on the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN particle-physics lab near Geneva are expected to produce up to 15 million gigabytes, aka 15 petabytes, of data every year. Andreas Hirstius, manager of CERN Openlab and the CERN School of Computing, explains in November's Physics World how computer scientists have risen to the challenge of dealing with this unprecedented volume of data. When CERN staff first considered how they might...

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2008-10-22 08:45:00

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) officially celebrated its experiment to discover the origins of the universe. It was a large inauguration, despite a technical hitch last month that shut it down within days of starting. Taking particular pride was Robert Aymar, director general of CERN. "When CERN chooses to be audacious, amazing things can happen," Aymar told government ministers, scientists and diplomats gathered for the event. The CERN experiment will investigate the...