Large Hadron Collider back up and running

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    GENEVA (Reuters) - After a year's delay, scientists at the world's biggest accelerator have restarted an experiment to recreate "Big Bang" conditions that had sparked suggestions the earth would be sucked in by millions of black holes.

    Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have established circulating particle beams in both directions in the underground Large Hadron Collider, a step that is already beyond where the experiment stalled during a first attempt in September 2008, CERN spokesman James Gillies said.

    The high-profile experiment, through which tiny particles are smashed in a bid to learn more about the birth of the universe, failed just nine days after it was launched due to a technical problem that took longer than expected to fix.

    "We are further advanced now than where we were after five days of experiment last year," said CERN's Director for Accelerators Steve Myers, saying the extra year had allowed researchers to upgrade instrumentations and computer software.

    Big Bang experiment advancing fast | U.S. | Reuters
     
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    I never understood the panic. How can two subatomic particle colliding cause the whole planet to be sucked into a black hole? Don't particles collide all the time?
     
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    I love this: Science and Rap!!

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    Another White mans Toy. Just another big waste of money, while people in the third world countries starve, and die of thirst for lack of clean drinking water.!
    Great work Mr. White Scientist. I hope that destroyer particle is not released?.!
     
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    We're next.

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    Hadron- a dyslexic's hardon.
     
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    Humming right along:

    CERN: Big Bang machine sets power record

    GENEVA – Scientists say the world's largest atom smasher has broken the record for proton acceleration, sending beams of the particles at 1.18 trillion electron volts.

    A statement by the European Organization for Nuclear Research says the Large Hadron Collider eclipses the previous high, which was just short of 1 Tev at Fermilab outside Chicago.

    The latest success Monday at the LHC is part of the preparation to go much higher for significant experiments to start next year on the makeup of matter and the universe.

    It comes on top of a rapid series of operating advances of the machine, which underwent extensive repairs and improvements after it collapsed during the opening phase last year.
     
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    Hats off to Hadron...

    Big Bang particle discovery closer: scientists - Yahoo! News

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Physicists investigating the make-up of the universe are closing in on the Higgs boson, an elusive particle thought to have been key to turning debris from the Big Bang into stars, planets and finally life, scientists said on Tuesday.
     
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    LHC can be 'biggest rain meter'...

    Large Hadron Collider can be 'world's biggest rain meter'
    Wed, 20 Apr 2016 - The world's most powerful particle accelerator, it could also be its biggest rain meter.
     

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