Everything Dinosaur Starts Preparations for the Daresbury Open Day What do laser beams, a supercomputer, Tyrannosaurus rex, the Large Hadron Collider and fossil shark teeth have in common? Answer – these items and so much more are going to part of the fabulous Daresbury Open Day taking place on Saturday, July 9th, at the prestigious, […]
When you think about it, the particles being slammed into each other at the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN facility in Switzerland are kind of like people in a mosh pit at a rock concert. But that's not the only thing the particle accelerator has in common with music. Show More Summary
As a part of the 2016 Sydney Science Festival the The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is “transporting” the world’s greatest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), to the Powerhouse Museum in an Australian first exhibition. More »
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
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
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 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
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
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...
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
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...
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
Large Hadron Collider will be fired up to try to confirm initial signs of an entirely new particle, a potentially huge breakthrough
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...
Animals keep sabotaging the LHC, but why?
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
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 […]
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,...
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
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