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

39 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

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

1 hour 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

3 hours 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

CERN scientists release 300 terabytes of Large Hadron Collider data, free and open

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, has been releasing portions of its research to the public for years. This week's massive 300 terabyte dump of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data is the biggest yet by a long shot -- and it's all out there, open source, free for the exploration. (more…)

Hacking the LHC to sift trash could help find a mystery particle

The Large Hadron Collider is gearing up to try to confirm hints of an unexpected new particle, and there could be an unorthodox new way to spot it

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Publicly Releases Huge 300 TB Experiment Data Bank - Good luck downloading it.

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the biggest, most powerful particle accelerator in the world, made headlines when it facilitated the discovery of the Higgs boson particle, but it's produced so much more data than just that one attention-grabber. Show More Summary

Science isn’t Stingy: CERN Makes 300 TBs of Supercollider Data Free Online

A huge amount of high-quality data on the Large Hadron Collider has been published online by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

CERN Just Dropped 300 Terabytes of Raw Collider Data to the Internet

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Yesterday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) dropped a staggering amount of raw data from the Large Hadron Collider on the internet for anyone to use: 300 terabytes worth. Read more...

Why Discovering A New Particle Would Be Such A Huge Deal

When physicists at the Large Hadron Collider announced the detection of a possible, unexpected new particle last December, we advised caution, since most such hints go away when more data comes in. We won’t know for sure until this winter whether it’s real, or just random noise in the data masquerading as a signal. Show More Summary

CERN Reacts to Fears Large Hadron Collider Could Spawn 'Demonic' Black Hole

Scientifically illiterate conspiracy theorists are fretting over a physics experiment the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will carry out at the end of April.

CERN Officially Distances Itself From Satan

When CERN's Large Hadron Collider is fired up again at the end of April, physicists won't just be testing for unknown particles. They'll also be testing a new FAQ page, and it's an unusual one that distances CERN from demons and Satan. Since the LHC began smashing particles together, conspiracy...

Is A New Era Of Physics Dawning? Physicists “Electrified” By Discovery Of New Particle

Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland may have detected a new massive particle that spits out two photons as it decays. A “mysterious bump” in photon production was detected in two independent cases. Scientists got busy “checking, cross-checking and rechecking the data” and concluded that the blip may not be random. Show More Summary

New tetraquark particle sparks doubts

The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator failed to confirm the Tevatron accelerator’s discovery of a new arrangement of quarks. Continue reading ? The post New tetraquark particle sparks doubts appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The next big LHC upgrade? Software.

Compatible and sustainable software could revolutionize high-energy physics research. The World Wide Web may have been invented at CERN, but it was raised and cultivated abroad. Now a group of Large Hadron Collider physicists are looking...Show More Summary

Improving benchtop particle accelerators

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which helped scientists discover the Higgs boson, is a huge instrument buried under the Swiss-French border. It needs 27 kilometers of track to accelerate particles close to the speed of light before smashing them together. Show More Summary

Why are particle accelerators so large?

CERN physicist Edda Gschwendtner explains why we need big machines to study tiny particles. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is a whopping 27 kilometers in circumference. Edda Gschwendtner, physicist and project leader for CERN's plasma...Show More Summary

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