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Big Bang Machine Energy Level Raised

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Scientists say a Big Bang machine, where high-energy beams of protons are sent crashing into each other at incredible speeds, is now able to operate at a record new energy level, improving the prospect of scientific breakthroughs.

Researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, say the $10 billion Large Hadron Collider in a 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel under the Swiss-French border at Geneva has begun operating at 8 trillion electron volts, greater than any previous physics accelerator.

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They just won't stop until they create a black hole that destroys us all! :yes:

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A short article that includes some additional information:

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"The increase in energy is all about maximizing the discovery potential of the LHC,” said CERN Research Director Sergio Bertolucci said. "And in that respect, 2012 looks set to be a vintage year for particle physics."

The LHC is now scheduled to run until the end of 2012, when it will go into its first long shutdown in preparation for running at an energy of 6.5 TeV per beam by late 2014. Eventually, the machine will ramp up to the full design energy of 7 TeV per beam. ...

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They just won't stop until they create a black hole that destroys us all! :yes:

I seriously hope that's a joke.

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