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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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2009-02-10 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...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.