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2008-10-03 15:20:00

CERN, the world's largest particle physics lab that created the Worldwide Web, exhibited its newest development on Friday: a computer network allowing some 7,000 scientists in 33 countries to connect and share data and processing power. Through the new network, the European Organization for Nuclear Research will allow scientists to analyze data from its particle-smashing test that began last month. The experiment began on September 10 and was shut down nine days later because of a helium...

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2008-09-24 08:00:00

The massive particle collider built to simulate the conditions of the "Big Bang" will not restart until spring 2009 after a technical glitch forced its shutdown, according to the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN. Experts have been down into the 17-mile tunnel housing the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to see what they could determine about the damage. A helium leak into the tunnel housing, the biggest and most complex machine ever made, forced CERN to shut down its LHC...

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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...

2008-09-11 15:00:12

By JUDY SIEGEL It probably won't turn out to be quite as exciting as a black hole swallowing up planet earth, but the world's largest ever experiment, which kicks off on Wednesday, is still likely to take human knowledge a thrilling leap forward. Three of the 30 Israeli professors, students and technicians who have taken part in preparations for the historic launch of the gargantuan particle accelerator known as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project, are already at the European...

2008-09-11 00:00:02

By Andy McSmith The world watched and waited for the greatest experiment in history to begin. Impressive though it was, it was also a bit like booting up a sulky PC, says Andy McSmith who was at Cern All was quiet at the moment when the greatest scientific experiment in history was scheduled to begin, at 9.30am Swiss time yesterday. No bands, no flags, no cheerleaders - only a silence so heavy and awed that even the 300 journalists stopped talking. A machine that has taken 13 years to...

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2008-09-08 10:00:00

A new report published on Friday, 5 September, provides the most comprehensive evidence available to confirm that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)'s switch-on, due on Wednesday this week, poses no threat to mankind. Nature's own cosmic rays regularly produce more powerful particle collisions than those planned within the LHC, which will enable nature's laws to be studied in controlled experiments. The LHC Safety Assessment Group have reviewed and updated a study first completed in 2003, which...

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2008-08-07 16:05:00

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced on Thursday that the world's most powerful particle accelerator, aimed at unlocking secrets of the universe, is expected to launch on September 10. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), housed in an underground tunnel 27 kilometers (17 miles) in circumference, will recreate conditions just after the Big Bang"”which many scientists believe gave birth to the universe. The LHC will collide two beams of particles at close to the...

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2008-06-24 08:40:00

A report has concluded that the world's most powerful particle physics experiment is not putting our planet at risk. Critics are concerned that the Earth's very existence could be threatened by the mini-black holes created at the Large Hadron Collider facility on the French-Swiss border. A report from the European Organization for Nuclear Research says there is "no conceivable danger". The organization, also known as Cern, will operate the underground collider in a 27km-long tunnel near...

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2007-06-23 00:40:00

GENEVA - The world's biggest particle collider will start up next May, six months behind schedule because of problems, including the failure of a key U.S. designed part, the European Organization for Nuclear Research said Friday. The Large Hadron Collider, eagerly awaited by scientists hoping it will reveal new secrets about the makeup of matter, will be inaugurated without the low-energy run that had been planned for November, said officials at the organization known by its French acronym...


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