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  • How open source supports CERN's Large Hadron Collider

    The 27-kilometre-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) buried beneath the France-Switzerland border near Geneva is best known for helping to prove the existence of the Higgs' Boson particle - otherwise known as the God particle - crucial to the Standard Model of particle physics.

  • Big Bang machine makes history

    Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider succeeded today in smashing two particle beams into each other at an energy level three and a half times greater than ever achieved before.

  • Big Bang collider restart delayed

    A plan to add more safety features to the Large Hadron Collider will have the world's largest collider offline until the second half of the year — months later than the previously planned northern springtime relaunch.

  • Internet to power particle physics grid research

    Scientists are on the verge of opening the Large Hadron Collider, sited on the French-Swiss border, which will use ultra-powerful magnets to race proton beams around a 27km circular underground tunnel and smash them into each other 40 million times a second.

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