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How "Second Sound" Helps the Large Hadron Collider Work

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Superfluids have many extraordinary properties. One of them is called "second sound" even though it doesn't have anything to do with sound waves. It does have something to do with making the Large Hadron Collider work, though. Find out why. Read more...

How to build your own particle detector

Make a cloud chamber and watch fundamental particles zip through your living room! The scale of the detectors at the Large Hadron Collider is almost incomprehensible: They weigh thousands of tons, contain millions of detecting elements...Show More Summary

BQP/LHC collision

This afternoon, I gave my usual spiel about Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable at the CERN Colloquium.  Beforehand, Dana and I got to join a tour of the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider—one of the very last tours, before CMS shuts down (as ATLAS already has) to get ready for collisions at the LHC’s new, […]

The Large Hadron Collider refit to solve more questions about the beginnings of the universe

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

There is no shortage of superlatives that can be applied to the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, though many are strange and unusual. For a start, the huge underground device, which batters beams of protons into each other at colossal energies, can fairly claim to be the coolest place on Earth....

LHC filled with liquid helium

The Large Hadron Collider is now cooled to nearly its operational temperature. The Large Hadron Collider isn’t just a cool particle accelerator. It's the coldest. Last week the cryogenics team at CERN finished filling the eight curved sections of the LHC with liquid helium. Show More Summary

CERN gets ready to smash more protons together

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is once again getting ready to smash protons together, hoping to find evidence of elusive and exotic particles that have never been detected before.

Physicists explain puzzling particle collisions

An anomaly spotted at the Large Hadron Collider has prompted scientists to reconsider a mathematical description of the underlying physics. By considering two forces that are distinct in everyday life but unified under extreme conditions, they have simplified one description of the interactions of elementary particles. Show More Summary

First LHC magnets prepped for restart

A first set of superconducting magnets has passed the test and is ready for the Large Hadron Collider to restart in spring. This week, one-eighth of the LHC dipole magnets reached the energy they’ll need to operate in 2015. Engineers at CERN powered 154 superconducting magnets to a current of around 11,000 amps. Show More Summary

Vacuuming the ATLAS detector

One hundred scientists and engineers recently gave the ATLAS detector a deep cleaning in preparation for the Large Hadron Collider restart. No, they’re not Ghost Busters looking for paranormal activity. Nor are they the last human survivors...Show More Summary

The Large Hadron Collider's Circuits Just Got Run Through A Dishwasher

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Shield your eyes, electronics and physics fans! What you're seeing is exactly what it looks like: the LHC's circuit boards right before the door slammed shut and the rinse cycle began. Read more...

'Life Itself,' 'Merchants of Doubt' among PGA documentary nominees

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Film critic Roger Ebert, Hamas informant Mosab Hassan Yousef and the scientists behind the Large Hadron Collider are some of the subjects of documentaries nominated by the Producers Guild of America for its 2015 awards.

It's particle-hunting season! Scientists launch Higgs Hunters Project

Scientists have launched the Higgs Hunters project, which will allow members of the general public to study images recorded at the Large Hadron Collider and to help search for previously unobserved particles.

Needed: citizen scientists for Higgs hunt

A new project asks citizen scientists for help finding unknown Higgs boson decays in LHC data from the ATLAS experiment. Just days after the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider released a large batch of data to the public, the...Show More Summary

CERN's letting everyone look at its Large Hadron Collider data

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Life can he hard for the armchair particle physicist, forever knowing that other people have their own Large Hadron Collider and you don't. Thankfully, the folks at CERN remember what it was like not to have a LHC of their own, which is why the...

Searching for the A boson with CMS

I am quite happy to report today that the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider has just published a new search which fills a gap in studies of extended Higgs boson sectors. It is a search for the decay of the A boson into Zh pairs, where the Z in turn decays to […]

Two More Particles Spotted At Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider has helped staff spot two previously unseen particles. Both are known as baryons and are made up of three quarks. The two baryons have the somewhat uncatchy names of  Xi_b’- and Xi_b-. The existence of both had previously been predicted by the quark model, but they had yet to be seen in […]

CERN frees LHC data

Anyone can access collision data from the Large Hadron Collider through the new CERN Open Data Portal. Today CERN launched its Open Data Portal, which makes data from real collision events produced by LHC experiments available to the...Show More Summary

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider discover two new supermassive particles

Clearly, we still have a lot more to learn about the universe: The Large Hadron Collider, famed for its discovery of the Higgs boson, has discovered two new subatomic particles. Known as Xi_b'- and Xi_b-, the two particles had previously...Show More Summary

Scientists discover two new particles at Large Hadron Collider

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Welcome to the family! Scientists using CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Europe have discovered two new subatomic particles.

Two New Subatomic Particles Have Been Discovered At CERN

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Particle physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider have detected two new subatomic particles that were predicted to exist but never seen. The discovery of the two new baryon particles stands to deepen our understanding of the universe. Read more...

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