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2010-12-03 13:38:05

Directors of the CERN research center said that new data on the origins of the universe is pouring in so quickly that physicists may extend the current opening phase of their "Big Bang" project to the end of 2012. An extension could lead to an early discovery of the elusive Higgs boson, which is believed to have turned an amorphous mass of particles into solid matter at the birth of the universe. "There is a big window for new discoveries opening up and we want to ensure the momentum of...

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2010-11-16 08:26:17

Scientists working at the CERN research center in Geneva, Switzerland say their "Big Bang" project should show the first proof of the existence of dimensions beyond the four known -- length, width, height and time -- as early as next year. In the past eight months of results from experiments in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the scientists have gathered preliminary findings that could prove by the end of 2011 whether or not the mysterious Higgs boson really exists. A spokesman for one of...

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2010-10-21 05:50:00

Scientists investigating the origins of the universe are hoping the vast underground Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, will lead to new discoveries that could completely change existing views of how the cosmos works. "Parallel universes, unknown forms of matter, extra dimensions... These are not the stuff of cheap science fiction but very concrete physics theories that scientists are trying to confirm with the LHC and other experiments," Reuters quoted the...

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2010-09-22 08:06:30

Scientists working at the world's largest atom smasher said Tuesday the they believe they have discovered a new phenomenon while trying to unravel the universe's deepest secrets. One of the detectors in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment indicated that "some of the particles are intimately linked in a way not seen before in proton collisions," the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on its website. Physicist Guido Tonelli told his fellow scientists at a seminar...

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2010-09-18 06:40:00

Europe's particle research center CERN said Friday that budget cuts are forcing the center to shut down its accelerators for a year in 2012, but its flagship "Big Bang" machine will remain unaffected. CERN said that its high-profile drive to study the origins of the cosmos would continue as planned as it announced the trimmed-down budget. The center said that it would delay upgrades to the Large Hadron Collider's beam intensity by a year, meaning scientists will have to wait until 2016 for...

2010-07-26 22:48:08

First results from the LHC at CERN* are being revealed at ICHEP, the world's largest international conference on particle physics, which has attracted more than 1000 participants to its venue in Paris. The spokespersons of the four major experiments at the LHC "“ ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb "“ are today presenting measurements from the first three months of successful LHC operation at 3.5 TeV per beam, an energy three and a half times higher than previously achieved at a particle...

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2010-06-23 11:35:00

Scientists have simulated what is thought to be the sounds made by sub-atomic particles when they are produced at the Large Hadron Collider. Their goal is to develop a way for physicists at CERN to "listen to the data" and pick out the Higgs particle if and when they finally detect it. Lily Asquith modeled data from the giant Atlas experiment at the LHC. She worked with sound engineers to convert data taken during collisions at the LHC. "If the energy is close to you, you will hear a low...

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2010-05-06 06:10:00

CERN Scientists said on Wednesday that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is on track to make new and exciting discoveries about the origins of the universe. Reporting on the progress of the Big Bang project two months into the initial high-power phase of the experiment, scientists at the CERN research center said the multi-billion dollar machine was quickly proving its ability to expand the boundaries of physics. Oliver Buchmueller, director of one of the 6 detectors monitoring collisions in...

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2010-04-08 06:40:00

Scientists at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) have created 10 million miniature Big Bangs in one week using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. James Gilles told Robert Evans of the news agency that in the week following the LHC's first successful particle collisions at 7 terra electron volts (TeV), the device was "looking pretty good" and that CERN was "getting a mass of data for the analysts in laboratories all around the world to get...

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2010-04-01 06:25:00

A day after achieving beam collisions at 7 terra electron volts (TeV), physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have begun efforts to increase the Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) output from 50 collisions per second to 300. "We are moving to ever new frontiers of science," spokesman James Gillies told Robert Evans of Reuters on Wednesday, as he and the team of scientists operating the particle accelerator worked to overcome a series of minor glitches. "Nothing of what...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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