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Why Physics Experiments at the Subatomic Level May Cause 'Unknown Unknowns' to Destroy the World

Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons, a simulated particle collision at the Large Hadron Collider, Lucas Taylor "There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. Show More Summary

Meet The Most Powerful Woman In Particle Physics

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Fabiola Gianotti isn't new to CERN, the Geneva, Switzerland-based research organization that operates the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's biggest particle collider. In fact, the Italian particle physicist was among the CERN scientists who made history in 2012 with the discovery of the Higgs boson. But now Gianotti isn't just working at CERN. Show More Summary

CERN LHC Opens Mysterious Cloud Portal Anomaly In The Sky Over Switzerland, Conspiracy Theorists Raise Alarm [Video]

As scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) powered up the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — the world’s largest particle accelerator — earlier in the week following a disruption allegedly caused by a weasel, conspiracy...Show More Summary

The most powerful atom-smasher in the world just turned back on — and it'll push the boundaries of physics even further

The world’s most powerful atom smasher is at it again. After spending the winter in hibernation, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile-long particle collider near Geneva, Switzerland, is once again slamming together protons to investigate...Show More Summary

We're One Step Closer to Better Tabletop Particle Accelerators 

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A new generation of tabletop accelerators has the potential to accelerate electrons to near the speed of light, without the need for gigantic machines like the Large Hadron Collider. But that all-important energy beam is too spread out for optimal performance. Show More Summary

CERN's 2016 Large-Hadron-Collider Team: "We Know There Has to be Something Beyond"

Almost everything we know about matter is summed up in the Standard Model of particle physics, an elegant map of the subatomic world. During the first run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), scientists on the ATLAS and CMS experiments...

LHC prepares to deliver six times the data

Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider are once again recording collisions at extraordinary energies. After months of winter hibernation, the Large Hadron Collider is once again smashing protons and taking data. The LHC will run around...Show More Summary

Large Hadron Collider set to resume search for the ‘totally unthinkable’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The world’s most powerful proton smasher is preparing for its biggest run yet which scientists hope will uncover new particles that could dramatically change our understanding of the Universe. “We are exploring truly fundamental issues, and that’s why this run is so...

‘Little Animal’ Shuts Down Large Hadron Collider for Entire Week

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Large Hadron Collider will be out of action for the rest of the week after a Beech Marten entered the facility and caused a power cut, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced. The weasel-like mammal entered...Show More Summary

Physicists abuzz about possible new particle

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Large Hadron Collider will be fired up to try to confirm initial signs of an entirely new particle, a potentially huge breakthrough

Large Hadron Collider goes offline

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The world’s most power scientific instrument, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — a 17-mile long particle smasher running under the Swiss-French border — went offline early Friday morning after a marten gnawed through a power cable, causing a short circuit. The furry little creature — adult males of...

The World's Most Powerful Particle Collider Was Thwarted by a Weasel

Inside part of the Large Hadron Collider. (Photo: Image Editor/CC BY 2.0) Located in the countryside near Geneva, Switzerland, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful and expensive particle accelerator, does important...Show More Summary

Large Hadron Collider shuts down, weasel to blame

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets :

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most advanced and power scientific instrument ever built, but it’s also more fragile than you’d expect. So much so that it was once broken by a […]

Physics Week in Review: April 30, 2013

Wormholes might be supermassive black holes laced with dark matter, a weasel shuts down the Large Hadron Collider, and the physics of peacock tail feathers were among this week's physics highlights. Me at Gizmodo: Wikipedia Is Basically a Corporate Bureaucracy,...

Weasel takes down Large Hadron Collider

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A small furry animal today took on the largest atom smasher ever made, and won. According to internal documents at CERN, the Large Hadron Collider was knocked out of commission at about 5:30 am CEDT when a weasel caused a "severe electrical perturbation" when it stepped on the bare connections of a 66,000 volt transformer. Show More Summary

The Friday Slatest Newsletter

Today's biggest stories: A weasel caused the Large Hadron Collider to malfunction. That's not a metaphor or something: The machine broke because of an actual weasel. NBC confused Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland with accused serial...Show More Summary

Marten Shuts Down Large Hadron Collider – CERN Report

A beech marten has shut down the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva in Switzerland, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said in a weekly report released Friday.

Weasel Takes Down World’s Largest Particle Accelerator, Probably Gets Superpowers - (Because that's a nicer thought than its actual fate.)

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

In what is very definitely a superhero origin story, a weasel was zapped by the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, and caused it to shut down. Sure, the scientists at CERN say the weasel was killed...Show More Summary

A Furry Animal Shut Down The World's Largest Particle Collider, Officials Say

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A furry creature solidified its place in the history of science on Thursday when it apparently gnawed through a transformer, shutting down the world's most powerful particle collider. Plans to restart the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile-long...Show More Summary

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