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  • Report: A Weasel Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider

    04/29/2016 6:44:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 04/29/2016 | Maddie Stone
    The Large Hadron Collider suffered a power outage last night, after a luckless weasel decided to chew on a 66-kilovolt power cable. It’s not the first time the LHC, a 17-mile superconductor that smashes atoms together at close to the speed of light, has run into trouble because of something small and cute. In 2009, the power went down after a bird dropped a baguette onto a critical electrical system. Although the incident was widely reported and confirmed at the time by sources at the LHC, CERN is apparently now telling folks it may be apocryphal. “This was a story...
  • Navy Commandos in Largest Drill in Decade

    05/13/2012 2:00:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/12 | Gil Ronen
    Israel Navy commando forces carried out their largest drill in a decade last week. Soldiers of the elite Shayetet 13 and the 916 Detachment, together with the Snapir port security unit and the Israel Air Force, practiced "operational scenarios that could arise at any moment," reported Yohanan Levin in the Israel Navy Website. The senior leadership of the Detachment attended the exercise, in which soldiers simulated a number of scenarios. These included neutralization of an enemy force at sea, ship malfunctions, and evacuation of an injured soldier by helicopter – all carried out within severe time restraints. The exercise was...
  • Large explosions leave carnage in Syria capital

    05/10/2012 12:16:19 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 10, 2012 | AP
    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria - Two strong explosions shook the Syrian capital Thursday, sending a plume of thick black smoke into the sky. The explosions were in the Qazaz neighborhood, where a Syrian intelligence agency has its headquarters. The explosions happened just before 8 a.m., when employees are usually arriving at work. CBS News' George Baghdadi, reporting from the scene, says about 40 burned-out cars and possibly dozens of badly burned bodies were scattered in front of the intelligence office.
  • Large Scale Attack on Afghan Parlament

    04/15/2012 3:28:04 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 32 replies
    20 Minuten ^ | 15.04.2012 | self
    According to 20 Minuten (Swiss), there is a large scal attack underway against the Parlament buildings in Kabul. The Russian Embassy has reportedly taken rocket hits. Headline only .....
  • Large Libyan military convoy arrives in Niger: source

    09/05/2011 11:49:48 PM PDT · by americanophile · 32 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | September 6, 2011 | AFP
    AGADEZ, Niger — A large military convoy from Libya arrived in the northern Niger city of Agadez late Monday, a military source told AFP. "I saw an exceptionally large and rare convoy of several dozen vehicles enter Agadez from Arlit... and go towards Niamey," the source said, amid speculation that toppled leader Moamer Kadhafi may be in it. "There are persistent rumours that Kadhafi or one of his sons are travelling in the convoy," the source said. A journalist from a private radio station in Agadez said he saw "a convoy of several dozen vehicles crossing the city and heading...
  • Israel preparing for 'large scale war': cable

    01/02/2011 8:31:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/2/111 | afp
    Israel's army chief told a US Congress delegation in late 2009 he was preparing for a large war in the Middle East, probably against Hamas or Hezbollah, leaked US diplomatic cables showed on Sunday. "I am preparing the Israeli army for a large scale war, since it is easier to scale down to a smaller operation than to do the opposite," Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi was quoted as saying in a cable from the US embassy in Tel Aviv. The document, dated November 15, 2009, was quoted Sunday in Norwegian by Oslo-based daily Aftenposten, which said it had obtained WikiLeaks'...
  • Brothers denied flight due to size

    11/30/2010 7:49:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    WGN TV ^ | November 29, 2010 | Lourdes Duarte
    WGN Brothers denied flight due to size Southwest Airlines kicks Chicago teens off flight because one was too big Lourdes Duarte WGN News 9:41 PM CST, November 29, 2010 Two Chicago brothers say Southwest Airlines made things too difficult for them when it required one of them to buy a second ticket. The twin brothers were headed to Minnesota to visit their aunt on Thanksgiving night when one of them was told he was too big to fit in a seat and needed a second ticket. The 18-year-old brothers had no cash or credit cards on them so they called...
  • Video: King Kong's Vuvuzela

    11/04/2010 6:51:48 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 6 replies
    The guys at Hyundai come up with the mother of all vuvuzelas
  • Record-breaking collisions (Large Hadron Collider producing more mesons than expected)

    02/05/2010 4:35:52 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 1,040+ views
    MIT News ^ | 2/5/10 | Anne Trafton
    Initial results from high-energy proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider offer first glimpse of physics at new energy frontier.In December, the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator, shattered the world record for highest energy particle collisions. This week, team led by researchers from MIT, CERN and the KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics in Budapest, Hungary, completed work on the first scientific paper analyzing the results of those collisions. Its findings show that the collisions produced an unexpectedly high number of particles called mesons — a factor that will have to be taken into account...
  • More airlines make large passengers buy two seats

    01/29/2010 1:33:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 974+ views on yahoo ^ | 1/29/10 | David Landsel
    You're paying to check your belongings, so why should other people's excess baggage get a free ride? That's the question being asked by a growing number of travelers. As airlines look for new ways to boost revenue, fees for checked bags are on the rise; so is scrutiny of overweight customers whose baggage is built in. It's a touchy subject, has found, and one that airlines have been happy to avoid discussing, where possible. As late as 2008, United Airlines wouldn't even address the matter with us. But an outcry among passengers, tired of their seatmates taking up more...
  • Bastion Airmen have small paw print, large mission

    12/31/2009 4:24:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 289+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Joseph Kapinos, USAF
    12/31/2009 - CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- A team of Airmen handles thousands of passengers, pallets and vehicles flying into Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. The 'Port Dawgs,' as they liked to be called, proudly proclaim that they move as much cargo here as their unit does back home. But they have approximately 15 people instead of 200 handling the thousands of passengers and tons of cargo arriving monthly at the air field. The team is comprised of aerial porters, vehicle maintainers and leadership primarily deployed from Pope Air Force Base, N.C. They work loading and unloading cargo coming to the U.S....
  • A Test for Exotic Propulsion?

    10/12/2009 1:33:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 1,025+ views
    Centauri-Dreams ^ | 10/12/09 | Paul Gilster
    Can we calculate the gravitational field of a mass moving close to the speed of light? Franklin Felber (Starmark Inc) believes he can, with implications for propulsion. Back in 2006 we looked briefly at Felber’s work, describing what the physicist believes to be a repulsive gravitational field that emerges from his results. Felber discussed the matter at the Space Technology and Applications International meeting that year, where he presented his calculations of the ‘relativistically exact motion of a payload in the gravitational field of a source moving with constant velocity.’ Above a certain critical velocity, Felber believes, any mass...
  • World's Largest Stuff - Awesome

    04/28/2009 10:58:14 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 6 replies · 1,014+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 28 09 | Nick
    It took Gregory Dunham 3 years to build, and it cost him 300.000$. But then he’s also got a 3.429 m (11 ft and 3 inch) tall behemoth of a contraption sporting 500hp and a whooping top speed of 65 mph. World's largest arcade machine. The machine is 13 feet tall, has about a 70-inch screen.
  • Big Bang at the atomic lab after scientists get their maths wrong

    04/08/2007 8:55:49 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 76 replies · 2,252+ views
    Times Online ^ | 4/8/07 | Jonathan Leake
    A £2 billion project to answer some of the biggest mysteries of the universe has been delayed by months after scientists building it made basic errors in their mathematical calculations. The mistakes led to an explosion deep in the tunnel at the Cern particle accelerator complex near Geneva in Switzerland. It lifted a 20-ton magnet off its mountings, filling a tunnel with helium gas and forcing an evacuation. It means that 24 magnets located all around the 17-mile circular accelerator must now be stripped down and repaired or upgraded. The failure is a huge embarrassment for Fermilab, the American national...
  • Large purchases of cell phones raise concerns locally and nationally

    08/17/2006 6:24:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 92 replies · 1,843+ views
    HUACHUCA CITY — Unusually large purchases of cellular phones at a Huachuca City store on April 21 and a Tucson area store last weekend may be part of the growing trend in the United States. The Arizona Counter-Terrorism Information Center on Tuesday issued a statement that said recent information shows a possible increase in suspicious pre-paid cell phone purchases nationwide. “There has been speculation in the national and international media of cell phones being used to detonate explosives by members of terrorist, extremist and separatist groups around the world,” the agency said in its statement. “It is also possible for...
  • Iraqi Police Free Kidnap Victim; Large Bomb-Making Cache Found

    07/12/2006 6:10:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 386+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 12, 2006 – Iraqi police freed a kidnap victim in Baghdad, and coalition forces uncovered a large cache of bomb-making material near Mahmudiyah, Iraq, July 10, U.S. military officials reported. Iraqi policemen from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st National Police Division, arrested seven men at a checkpoint and freed an alleged kidnap victim in eastern Baghdad after the men tried to bypass checkpoints in four vehicles. The police stopped them with small-arms fire and a roadblock, officials said. "This shows the effectiveness of the Iraqi national police and their ability to enforce the rule of law," said Army...
  • Why a large hadron collider?

    07/07/2006 11:14:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 1,069+ views
    Seed Magazine ^ | 7/6/06 | Edit Staff
    Why a Large Hadron Collider? Seed asks some of the greatest physicists alive what we hope to learn from the LHC. by Edit Staff • Posted July 6, 2006 12:32 AM View of the ATLAS detector in the experiment hall, roughly 100 meters underground. ATLAS is one of the five particle physics experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. Credit: Guido Mocafico The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) currently under construction at CERN is the greatest basic science endeavor in history. Roughly half of the world's particle physicists, 7,000 individuals, make the Collider their workplace. This single-minded group of men and women...
  • IPs, MND-B Soldiers discover, destroy large weapons cache

    05/18/2006 3:58:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 269+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 16, 2006 | Pfc. Paul David Ondik
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, May 16, 2006) – The 506th Regimental Combat Team discovered a huge weapons cache today in the New Baghdad neighborhood of eastern Baghdad. During Operation Roll tide, a combined effort between elements from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade Iraqi National Police, and Soldiers from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, uncovered a huge weapons cache of land mines, rockets, explosives and documents. In one home the unit found more than 140 mines, 58 blocks of C4 explosives, 18 rockets and almost 40 mortars, as well as manuals and equipment to convert these munitions...
  • [RAMBLINGS] Bu's Views 16March2006

    03/16/2006 4:53:19 PM PST · by bu9418 · 238+ views ^ | 3/16/2006 | markbureau
    I have been in a lousy mood lately. I know why, but finding a way to express it without sounding like a radical extremist is difficult at best. The only way to put it is that I am completely and utterly disgusted at what has become of our political process, our government and us, The People. I thought this was a great write. I hope you think it is a great read...
  • Coalition forces uncover large caches, thwart IEDs

    01/24/2006 3:52:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 381+ views
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Jan. 24, 2006) – In a series of separate incidents, multi-national coalition forces disarmed improvised explove devices, uncovered several large weapon caches, and detained four suspected insurgents. School saved from IED Jan. 24 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and the1-71 Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, responded to a call from an Iraqi school guard reporting a possible improvised explosive device in the school south of Khadra. The Soldiers found a 122mm mortar round booby-trapped to a door in the school and had it disabled. Coalition raid captures terrorists...