Posts Tagged ‘ LHC ’

LHC, closed until spring

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Collider halted until next year

The damage caused by the helium leak last weekend has turned up a lot of problems. It wasn’t just a little liquid helium leak but a huge helium leak. About a ton of liquid helium leaked into the tunnel last week which caused the shutdown of the facility.

But with the incident coming so close to winter, the LHC will not power up until spring. CERN will shut the facility down for the winter in order to save on energy bills since it’s on high demand during the winter.

I don’t know why but I like monitoring any news about the LHC. Probably because if they succeed, they are almost for sure getting the Nobel prize among others. As well as one of the most important researches in physics in this generation.

That is if they don’t kill us all in the process. I kid! I hope.

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LHC shuts down for the weekend (correction: make that months)

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Hadron Collider forced to halt

The LHC is forced to shut down after helium leaks into the tunnel. It will be closed for the weekend as scientists try to figure out the cause.

Has someone come back from the future to keep the LHC from fully switching on? We’ll probably never know.

Update: The LHC will be closed for two months while the damaged section is repaired.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Hadron Collider halted for months

It’s on! the LHC powers up!

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider started — are we still here? (updated with video) – Engadget

I just love CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. I think that it’s an important experiment and I wish all the scientists there good luck. True it may not destroy the world despite my previous blog entries but I’m happy that something like this can still be made today.

Doomsday machine to be switched on very soon

Large Hadron Collider Reminder: World Doesn’t End on Wednesday, and You Can Watch It Live

It’s September folks and what does that mean? It’s time for the Doomsday machine to be turned on!

Of course it’s not a “real” doomsday machine. I have the utmost respect for the scientists who made it. I really admire people who do a lot of things compared to those who do nothing. And when you think, think big. Now we have before us the product of their incredible brilliance.

You can watch all the action happening this week here.