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2008-09-23 09:00:54

SHIJIAZHUANG, China -- Hundreds of Chinese parents, some cradling infants, converged on the company at the heart of the tainted baby formula scandal Thursday, demanding refunds and asking what they can safely feed their children. Thousands of others filled hospitals, many hovering over sons and daughters hooked to IVs after drinking Sanlu milk powder tainted with melamine, a toxic industrial chemical that can cause kidney stones and lead to kidney failure. The scandal highlights the...

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2008-09-20 12:15:00

The world's largest physics experiment will be delayed for two months after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experienced a meltdown due to a defective connection between two magnets, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) laboratory acknowledged. The mishap sent temperatures soaring by 100C degrees in a section of the 17-mile underground circuit near the Swiss-French border. The setback came only one day after the LHC's beam was restored by the replacement of a faulty...

2008-09-16 09:00:18

By EDD McCRACKEN EDINBURGH THE technology used in the search for the "God particle", which got under way in Switzerland last week, should have radical implications for how cancer is treated in Scotland, according to one of the top scientists involved in the project. Professor Peter Clarke, head of the University of Edinburgh's Institute for e-Science and a particle physicist, said the technological advances used in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), combined with the knowledge of...

2008-09-15 18:00:13

NOW that the euphoria and hype surrounding the search for the Higgs boson - using the Large Hadron Collider at Cern - have eased somewhat, it is perhaps opportune to raise a couple of important questions on the methodology of physical science, which seem to have been largely ignored or forgotten in the meantime. It is a tenet of the scientific method that physical experiment should be performed to test out theories, and in such manner as to be unbiased and amenable to independent...

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2008-09-15 15:18:57

World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee believes a new system needs to be implemented to help separate Internet fact from fiction. Speaking with BBC News, Sir Tim expressed concern about the way the Internet has fueled the spread of inaccurate information. Sir Tim made his comments shortly before the unveiling of his World Wide Web Foundation, which aims to improve the web's global accessibility. The foundation will also examine ways to help users verify the reliability and trustworthiness...

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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...

2008-09-15 09:00:48

Czech Republic: Czech companies participate in projects of the European Centre of Nuclear Research (CERN) having a seat in Geneve, Switzerland. Czech companies' supplies of goods for CERN's projects reached a value of CHF 5.8 mil, CEK 90 mil, in 2007. It was by CHF 1.5 mil more than in 2006. The Czech Republic is the number two behind Switzerland in return of invested money in CERN's projects. Mainly top Czech electrotechnics and electronics were used in CERN. (c) 2008 Access Czech Republic...

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...

2008-09-11 18:01:43

The potential for the world's largest atom smasher to destroy Earth is one question weighing on the minds of some lay people as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) prepares to go online Wednesday. Don't worry, say the experts, who are more concerned with whether the 17 mile-long particle accelerator underground at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Switzerland, will work as planned and, perhaps, reveal the existence of the so-called God particle. All...

2008-09-12 00:00:09

LEADING ARTICLE Science has enjoyed an unusually high profile this week. It is rare for a laboratory experiment to get live coverage on the international news networks, but that was the honour bestowed on the switching on of the Large Hadron Collider at the Cern research centre in Switzerland. This is no ordinary experiment of course, but the largest and most ambitious ever attempted. Over the past two decades, Cern has drawn on the expertise of a veritable army of scientists. And it...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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