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Sunday, December 13, 2009

The LHC Proceeds

Old news (...well, 4-day old news anyway), but the NY Times' Dennis Overbye reports on the new record finally set by CERN's Large Hadron Collider here (much more to come):


Still, the success is limited, as Overbye notes:
"Testing revealed that the collider is riddled with thousands of defective electrical joints and dozens of underperforming magnets that will keep it from reaching its full potential until an overhaul scheduled for 2011. When it starts doing real physics after the holidays, the collider will be running at half power."

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