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LHC to Resume Limited Duty in Late 2009

LHC to Resume Limited Duty in Late 2009

CERN management has decided to slowly restart experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), working its way up to energies of 10TeV by the end of 2009 but holding off on the highest energy collisions of 14 TeV until at ...

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Antimatter Bounces Off Matter

Antimatter Bounces Off Matter

A team of Italian researchers, part of the OBELIX collaboration, used data taken from CERN, the European particle physics laboratory, from 1990 until 1996 and after careful analysis reported a surprising finding: a good fraction of a low energy antimatter ...

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Higgs Will Wait – LHC Temporarily Shut Down

Higgs Will Wait – LHC Temporarily Shut Down

During its first week of operation, the performance of CERN’s new collider exceeded expectations. Only days later a fault occurred, involving a liquid helium leak and demanding a shutdown of the collider. Repairs require heating the collider and will therefore ...

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Large Hadron Collider Switches On

Large Hadron Collider Switches On

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN was turned on Today, Wednesday September 10th. The event put to rest the rumors regarding the supposed dangers it poses, and hopefully reveal some well kept secrets of particle physics. The first beams ...

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ATLAS Detector Finally Assembled

ATLAS Detector Finally Assembled

The final piece of the ATLAS particle detector, located in Geneva, Switzerland, has finally been lowered into the underground CERN laboratory collision hall. This marks an important milestone in the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which will eventually ...

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2006 in Science, Medicine, and Space

From discovering extrasolar planets to revealing new insights into the workings of life-threatening diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and Alzheimers, 2006 was a year full of scientific innovation. In this article, TFOT returns to a few of the most interesting ...

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Largest Particle Detector Almost Ready

Construction of another part of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator at CERN in Switzerland, is nearing completion. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is one of the LHC project’s four large particle detectors. It will help ...

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World’s Largest Superconducting Magnet

World’s Largest Superconducting Magnet

The Barrel Toroid superconducting magnet is part of the ATLAS detector, one of the four big particle experiments on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), currently under construction at the CERN Laboratory in Switzerland. Among the questions ATLAS will focus on ...

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