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CERN atom-smasher restarts after 14-month hiatus: official
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/20/09 | AFP

Posted on 11/20/2009 1:01:09 PM PST by NormsRevenge

GENEVA (AFP) – The world's biggest atom-smasher, shut down after its inauguration in September 2008 amid technical faults, restarted on Friday, a spokesman for the European Organisation for Nuclear Research said.

"The first tests of injecting sub-atomic particles began around 1600 (1500 GMT)," CERN spokesman James Gillies told AFP.

He said the injections lasted a fraction of a second, enough for "a half or even a complete circuit" of the Large Hadron Collider built in a 27-kilometre (17-mile) long tunnel straddling the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.

"If all goes well tonight we will try to circulate a beam of particles for several minutes around 0700 (0600 GMT)," on Saturday, Gillies said, adding that he would open a bottle of champagne if the accelerator kept on working.

The LHC promises to unlock scientific mysteries about the creation of the Universe and the fundamental nature of matter.

But the machine was shut down just nine days after its inauguration last September following a series of technical faults.

Since then, the LHC's components have been tested to an energy equivalent of five teraelectronvolts at full power.

The maximum output of what is currently the largest functioning collider in the world, at the Fermilab near Chicago in the United States, is one teraelectronvolt.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atomsmasher; cern; collider; hadron; restarts

1 posted on 11/20/2009 1:01:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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A view of a superconducting solenoid magnet at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva. The world's biggest atom-smasher, shut down after its inauguration in September 2008 amid technical faults, restarted on Friday, a spokesman for the European Organisation for Nuclear Research said. (AFP/File/Fabrice Coffrini)


2 posted on 11/20/2009 1:02:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge

No sandwiches inside it this time?.........


3 posted on 11/20/2009 1:02:14 PM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: NormsRevenge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8mAZhOJIfI whats all this about guys— more misinformation


4 posted on 11/20/2009 1:05:04 PM PST by chicken head
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe they should set up instruments to detect the saboteurs from the future. This idea of travelers coming from the future is straight out of a X-files episode where some guy goes into the past to stop a scientific discovery that has very bad ramifications for the future.


5 posted on 11/20/2009 1:05:29 PM PST by C19fan
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To: NormsRevenge

bump


6 posted on 11/20/2009 1:05:53 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: NormsRevenge

Can’t wait. Maybe it will knock ZeroCo. out of orbit. No such luck.

Series, looking forward to all the limitless possibilities this
will bring.


7 posted on 11/20/2009 1:08:04 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just out of curiousity, wonder what the carbon footprint of this thing is?

According to the logic being used by Global Warming Advocates, just turning this thing on causes the Sun to blank out for five seconds.


8 posted on 11/20/2009 1:10:16 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: NormsRevenge

This news is trouble for me... :)


9 posted on 11/20/2009 1:15:34 PM PST by TopQuark
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To: NormsRevenge
5.21 Teraelectronvolts!!??


10 posted on 11/20/2009 1:16:17 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: NormsRevenge
Hold onto your butts.


11 posted on 11/20/2009 1:18:01 PM PST by Oratam
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Series, looking forward to all the limitless possibilities this will bring.


Really? What for instance?


12 posted on 11/20/2009 1:25:11 PM PST by broncobilly
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To: NormsRevenge
Hold onto your butts.


13 posted on 11/20/2009 1:26:09 PM PST by Oratam
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To: NormsRevenge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtFDYofpif0

CMS and Atlas are two of a kind


14 posted on 11/20/2009 1:31:46 PM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: Oratam

I always enjoy the part in the movie where they turn on the hugh device and go..

Well, here goes nothing!


15 posted on 11/20/2009 1:37:30 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: C19fan
This idea of travelers coming from the future is straight out of a X-files episode where some guy goes into the past to stop a scientific discovery that has very bad ramifications for the future.

Don't you mean Terminator movie?

16 posted on 11/20/2009 2:11:11 PM PST by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope they remembered not to divide by zero.


17 posted on 11/20/2009 2:14:21 PM PST by mysterio
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To: sportutegrl

This was the X-Files episode I remembered:

http://x-files.wikia.com/wiki/Synchrony


18 posted on 11/20/2009 2:14:24 PM PST by C19fan
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To: broncobilly

You’ll see.


19 posted on 11/20/2009 2:55:10 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Not for long! Ninjas from the future will send back more sabotage agents to prevent the creation of Boson’s particle, which nature and future AI’s dispise.

That’s what’s stopped it twice before!


20 posted on 11/20/2009 4:52:11 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: NormsRevenge

Not for long! Ninjas from the future will send back more sabotage agents to prevent the creation of Boson’s particle, which nature and future AI’s dispise.

That’s what’s stopped it twice before!


21 posted on 11/20/2009 4:52:25 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: NormsRevenge
In Young Frankenstein, Gene Wilder's Dr. Frankenstein tells Marty Feldman's Igor to throw "the first switch" and the electrical equipment starts humming, then to throw "the second switch" and giant arcs of electricity shoot around the room, and finally to throw "the third switch!"

Igor says incredulously "not the third switch?" After Frankenstein confirms the order, Igor complies saying "wait'll this guy sees his bill!"

Terrific spoof.

(The third switch is labeled "The Works" by the way.)

22 posted on 11/21/2009 7:50:14 AM PST by Oratam
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To: NormsRevenge

they have to start it back up.

they have to try and shut down that black hole they created near the core of the earth. look for a huge whirlpool starting in the caspian sea next year. its a matter of time.


23 posted on 12/04/2009 11:54:03 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Jack Black
-- Ninjas from the future will send back more sabotage agents to prevent the creation of Boson's particle ... --

Higg's particle, which is called a boson.

24 posted on 12/04/2009 1:49:35 PM PST by Cboldt
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