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2010-03-19 12:05:00

Officials at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have created the highest energy levels yet achieved in a particle accelerator, recording a pair of 3.5 trillion electron volts (TeV) beams in their Large Hadron Collider (LHC) early Friday Morning. The 3.5 TeV readings are three-times larger than any achieved by a man-made device. CERN officials are calling it "an important step" in their research, during which they will try to recreate conditions similar to those found during...

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2010-03-01 09:25:00

In a bid to discover the secrets of the universe, scientists have restarted the world's most powerful atom smasher, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Sunday. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 16.8 mile underground tunnel located on the French-Swiss border near Geneva, produced its first beam of 2010 at 4:10 CET (0310 GMT). "The LHC is on its way again," said CERN in a tweet on its website. The 5.6 billion dollar LHC was shut down in December to get it ready for...

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2010-02-22 06:30:00

Scientists are preparing for a new crusade in the exploration of the secrets of the universe, when in the days ahead, they will restart the world's most powerful atom-smasher, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Sunday. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 5.6 billion dollar project, was shut down in December to ready it for upcoming collisions at unprecedented levels of energy. It was run for a few weeks after being repaired from a 14 month breakdown. The LHC, a...

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2010-02-16 14:51:07

One of the most exciting scientific instruments ever built, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), arrived at ESA's Test Centre in the Netherlands for testing before being launched on the Space Shuttle to the ISS this July. The quest for the origins of the Universe is about to take a step further in the Large Space Simulator (LSS) at ESA's research and technology centre, ESTEC, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, under responsibility of Agency's Directorate of Human Spaceflight. The LSS is...

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2009-11-23 13:30:00

Scientists working on the world's biggest accelerator have restarted an experiment to recreate "Big Bang" conditions in an effort to better understand the origins of the universe, Reuters reported. The underground Large Hadron Collider is machine that scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have established to circulate particle beams in both directions. CERN spokesman James Gillies said the researchers are already beyond where the experiment stalled during a first...

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2009-11-21 06:50:00

The LArge Hadron Collider, which was shut down after its inauguration in September 2008 amid technical faults, restarted on Friday, a spokesman for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said. The CERN spokesman said they hope to have beams circulating by early Saturday in the huge tunnels beneath the French-Swiss border. "The first tests of injecting sub-atomic particles began around 1600 (1500 GMT)," CERN's James Gillies told AFP. He said the injections lasted a fraction of...

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2009-11-18 06:00:00

According to the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is expected to be restarted by this weekend after over a year of repairs. Spokesman James Gillies says scientists have refrained from setting an exact date for sending beams of protons around the 17-mile circular tunnel housing the world's largest atom smasher. Gillies says the organization known as CERN is taking its time with the sophisticated equipment. The LHC was launched last year before...

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2009-10-17 07:50:00

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment is now more frigid than deep space, making it one of the coldest locations in the Universe, BBC News reported. Recent adjustments in all eight sectors of the LHC have dropped the operating temperature to 1.9 kelvin (-271C; -456F). Liquid helium maintains the intense cold in nearly 17-mile long magnets that bend particle beams around the LHC.  The magnets are positioned end-to-end in a circular tunnel overlapping the Franco-Swiss border. The...

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2009-07-30 16:20:00

The restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been pushed back from October to November, a CERN spokesman said on Thursday. James Gillies, spokesman for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), told the Associated Press that the delay is intended to allow extra time to repair two small helium leaks. He added that the restart schedule could still be pushed back further if any other problems were discovered between now and October. "Essentially what's happening is we're proceeding...

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2009-05-19 12:49:46

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said in a statement on Monday that he is overruling his science minister and the country will not be pulling out of the international particle physics laboratory, CERN, over rising costs, Reuters reported. The particle collider, which is being called the biggest machine ever created, is built under the French-Swiss border outside Geneva. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) machine aims to recreate the conditions of the "Big Bang," or the...


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