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Turn Your Smartphone Into A Particle Detector For Cosmic Rays

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The electronic camera on a chip in your smartphone is the same style of technology used in the Large Hadron Collider. Now a group of astrophysicists wants to capitalize on the similarity to recruit citizen sciences to track the fallout from ultra high energy cosmic rays hitting our atmosphere. Read more...

Episode 69: The Large Hadron Collider and the Search for the Higgs-Boson

When it was first developed, the standard model predicted a collection of particles, and thanks to more and more powerful colliders, physicsists have been able to find them all except one: the Higgs-Boson. It's an important one because it should explain how objects have mass. The European Large Hadron Collider should have the power and sensitivity to find the Higgs-Boson.

LHC breaks energy record

The Large Hadron Collider has beaten its own world record for accelerating particles. Around midnight last night, engineers at CERN broke a world record when they accelerated a beam of particles to 6.5 trillion electronvolts—60 percent...Show More Summary

Here’s what happens when two proton beams collide at nearly the speed of light

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — the largest machine humans have ever built — specializes in hurling protons at each other at nearly the speed of light. It was powered up on April 5 after two years of upgrades. The new and improvedShow More Summary

Everything you need to know but were too afraid to ask about the biggest machine on Earth — the newly revamped and restarted Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest machine ever built, restarted on April 5, and it's powering up to uncover some potentially game-changing discoveries in physics. The LHC brought us the Higgs boson during its first run inShow More Summary

Colliders, Observatories, and Precision Measurements, Oh My!

The editor at Forbes suggested I should write something about the re-start of the Large Hadron Collider, so I did. But being me, I couldn’t just do an “LHC, yay!” post, but talk about it in a larger context, as one of three major approaches to filling the gaps in the Standard Model: The big…

The Three Ways to Look for Exotic Physics

4 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

The big physics story over the weekend was the re-start of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. It was initially started in 2008, but some key circuits failed shortly after it was switched on. A relatively quick patch job allowed it to operate [...]

Large Hadron Collider Gears Up to Go Beyond Boundaries of Human Understanding

A scientist working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has compared the work his team are doing to going to the ends of the earth to chart new land. CERN, the facility which houses...Show More Summary

AFTER@LHC: Going beyond the collider

While everybody is excited by the coming “phase 2” of the LHC, someone else is already looking beyond it, thinking: “what are the possible future scenarios for our beloved Large Hadron Collider?” The community of “phenomenologists”, theoreticians who like to play with data, closely collaborate with experimentalists to plan new experiments. We are hoping to Read the full article

The Large Hadron Collider Is Back, Baby

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's been closed for renovations and upgrades since 2013, but on Sunday, the Large Hadron Collider powered on with no sign of complications, and successfully carried two proton beams, fired in opposite directions, around its 27km circumference. Read more...

Particle-smashing Large Hadron Collider off to a smooth restart

After a two-year hiatus, the giant proton-smasher that discovered the Higgs boson is back in action – and ready for bigger challenges. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, successfully sent two beams of particles in opposite directions...

Typo of the Day: BBC Reports on Restart of the 'Hardon Collider' - VIDEO

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) was restarted over the weekend, and the BBC's chyron writer's excitement gave the world's largest atom smasher a whole new meaning. Considering that the purpose of the long-term...

Large Hadron Collider back on line

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

As the saying goes, you can't keep a good particle accelerator down. In Switzerland, CERN has announced that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is back online after a major overhaul and refit. This power-up of the most powerful particle...Show More Summary

Large Hadron Collider Starts Up

Big physics machine rumbles to life after major upgrade

A reactivated Large Hadron Collider set to explore ‘uncharted territory’

The world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, which has granted scientists a look at the beginnings of our universe, was just granted a new beginning. Continue reading ? The post A reactivated Large Hadron Collider set to explore ‘uncharted territory’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Large Hadron Collider Is Back In Action

After a two-year shutdown, the Large Hadron Collider is up and running again, looking to probe new mysteries of physics.

The Large Hadron Collider is fully rebooted and ready for record-setting atom smashing

CERN has brought the massive super collider back online after two years of upgrades. Now the search for supersymmetry begins in earnest.

Physics Madness Grand Champion

And your 2015 winning physics machine is… The Dark Energy Camera! The plucky DECam and heavily favorited Large Hadron Collider beat out 14 solid competitors to make it to the final round, but only one physics machine could emerge victorious. Show More Summary

Typo of the Day: BBC News Reports on the Large ‘Hardon’ Collider

4 months agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

Someone got a little too excited about the Large Hadron Collider restarting this past weekend. “The most powerful particle accelerator in the world” is back in operation after two years of maintenance, and the BBC had a minor, yet unfortunate typo in their report on the device. Show More Summary

The world's most powerful particle accelerator just started running again — here's what it may find

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the giant underground particle accelerator that brought us the Higgs boson, restarted on Easter Sunday (April 5). The LHC laid dormant for two years while it was retrofitted with upgrades, but on Sunday at 10:41 a.m. Show More Summary

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