The final countdown?

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Re: The final countdown?

Postby pysanky on Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:14 pm

With so much money spent on collider, is there news photo of computer graph or result to "show" what collider did? Picture helps understanding. Saw people looking at computer. Guess not much for public to know yet?
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Re: The final countdown?

Postby Rhet-or-Ric on Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:56 pm

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I don't know when I went off fried eggs as a regular breakfast. A BLT sandwich is quite a treat anytime of the day.



Okay, stick your BLT at one end of the collider. I stick your fried egg at the other end. Flip the switch, around and around they go, and BAM! they collide.

What do you have?

A BLTFEO, of course.

Just found a very practical use for this billion-dollar food preparation machine. Okay, maybe not a billion dollars. Forgot what that thing costs, but I know it cost more than this computer I'm typing on.

Okay, I stick your BLT into the DVD slot, and I stick the ... -- You don't want to hear it, right?

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Re: The final countdown?

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:51 pm

Hadron collider begins its subatomic journey


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An event display shows the activity during a high-energy collision at the CMS control room of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, at their headquarters outside Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday. The $10 billion Large Hadron Collider directed two proton beams into each other at three times more force than ever before as part of its ambitious bid to reveal details about theoretical particles and microforces. Anja Niedringhaus, The Associated Press
March 30, 2010
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PASADENA, Calif. — After 16 years and $10 billion, there was joy in the meadows and tunnels of the Swiss-French countryside on Tuesday: The world’s biggest physics machine, the Large Hadron Collider, finally began to smash subatomic particles together.

After two false starts due to electrical failures, protons whipped to more than 99 per cent of the speed of light and to record-high energy levels of 3.5 trillion electron volts apiece raced around a 17-mile underground magnetic track outside of Geneva a little after 1 p.m. local time. http://www.thespec.com/News/BreakingNews/article/745315

Hey, would that explain the unexpected powerdown that happened in Southern Ontario for a few seconds after 4:00pm EDST?
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Re: The final countdown?

Postby smitty on Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:58 pm

They should have put their time & money into how to cure so many sicknesses all over the world, or fresh clean water, to a better way of producing many foods that starving people are in dire need of.

This is more like money on a fad or thought.
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Re: The final countdown?

Postby up-down on Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:40 pm

Scientists will find a long-sought theoretical particle — or rule out that it exists — by the end of 2012, the director of the world’s largest atom smasher predicted Monday.

Rolf Heuer, director of the European particle physics laboratory near Geneva, said his confidence was based on the latest findings from the $10 billion proton collider under the Swiss-French border.


http://www.thestar.com/news/sciencetech ... ticle?bn=1


Another 1 1/2 years seems a long way off. It may be a longer wait if they
run into any more problems.
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Re: The final countdown?

Postby mousepad on Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:25 am

The Large Hadron Collider has restarted, with protons circling the machine's 27km tunnel for the first time since 2013.

Particle beams have now travelled in both directions, inside parallel pipes, at a whisker below the speed of light. Actual collisions will not begin for at least another month, but they will take place with nearly double the energy the LHC reached during its first run. Scientists hope to glimpse a "new physics" beyond the Standard Model.

Cern's director for accelerators and technology, Frédérick Bordry, said: "After two years of effort, the LHC is in great shape.

"But the most important step is still to come when we increase the energy of the beams to new record levels."

The beams have arrived a week or so later than originally scheduled, due to a now-resolved electrical fault.



http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32160755

So they are back in business, so to speak, BUT how much would they have saved if they got it right the first time?

Sure hope it was worth the cost time 2.
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Re: The final countdown?

Postby deja vu on Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:32 pm

How in hecks name does a weasel or marten bring down something so big and expensive just by chewing a wire? The poor little cutie bit the dust, but the humans need to tighten up security to prevent this again. Guess they never thought a little cutie could bring them down.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/ ... e-collider


A small mammal has sabotaged the world's most powerful scientific instrument.

The Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile superconducting machine designed to smash protons together at close to the speed of light, went offline overnight. Engineers investigating the mishap found the charred remains of a furry creature near a gnawed-through power cable.
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Re: The final countdown?

Postby CielOnTap on Sun May 01, 2016 1:56 pm

The poor creature is likely the last of a series of critters that tried to gnaw the cable . Or the whole lot of them have teething issues best resolved by giving cables a workout.
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