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

yesterdayNews : 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

2 days 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 days 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

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

4 days 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.)

4 days 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

4 days 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

Weasel-Like Animal Shuts Down World’s Most Powerful Particle Accelerator

4 days agoNews : NewsFeed

CERN's Large Hadron Collider experienced a "severe electrical perturbation," thanks to the animal

Weasel accident shuts down world’s largest particle collider

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Electrical problems forced a suspension of operations at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland on Thursday night. According to NPR, the problem appears to have been sabotage — by a small furry animal, possibly a weasel or a marten. Engineers investigating an electrical failure at the...

The most powerful machine on Earth was just halted by a tiny weasel

The largest and most powerful atom smasher on the planet has been taken offline. And it's all thanks to a little weasel. According to internal documents, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, a 27-kilometer underground ring used to...Show More Summary

One Lone Weasel Grinds the World’s Most Powerful Particle Collider to a Halt

The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland is humanity's most powerful scientific instrument. It cost $7 billion to build, comprises a 17-mile track wherein protons are smashed together at near-light speeds, and will soon be used...Show More Summary

Report: A Weasel Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A tiny mammal has reportedly brought the world’s largest scientific experiment to a halt. The Large Hadron Collider suffered a power outage last night, after a luckless weasel decided to chew on a 66-kilovolt power cable. Read more....

Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World's Most Powerful Particle Collider

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is offline, following a run-in with a small mammal that munched on a power cord.

Weasel halts LHC experiments after chewing on a power cable

The Large Hadron Collider has suffered a power outage after the unfortunate critter chewed on a 66 kilovolt electrical transformer

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