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2009-04-23 07:40:00

For most people, it's hard to imagine a more dramatic force of social change than the Internet-revolution that has swept the planet over the last decade and a half.  Yet for the men and women who invented it, the revolution they dreamt of has only just begun. Tim Berners-Lee, one of the founders of the World Wide Web, recently stated: "The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet.  The future is still so much bigger than the past." According to the United Nation's...

2009-04-20 13:23:02

Tim Berners-Lee, one of the inventors of the World Wide Web, is slated to address audiences on Wednesday during the opening ceremonies of the 18th international World Wide Web conference in Madrid, Spain. Berners-Lee's keynote address will "add to the commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Web Technology," according to a conference statement. Berners-Lee worked alongside scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to create the framework of the World Wide...

2009-03-25 08:17:31

A novel system is enabling high energy physicists at CERN in Switzerland, to make production runs that integrate their existing pool of distributed computers with dynamic resources in "science clouds." The work was presented at the 17th annual conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, held in Prague, Czech Republic, March 21-27. The integration was achieved by leveraging two mechanisms: the Nimbus Context Broker, developed by computer scientists at the U.S. Department of...

2009-03-14 11:35:00

The U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced on Friday that physicists have come closer to finding the elusive "God Particle," which could one day explain why particles have mass, the AFP reported.The American research institute had previously claimed it was moving ahead of its European rival in the race to discover one of the biggest prizes in physics, the elusive Higgs Boson particle.Fermilab reported that its researchers have managed to shrink the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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