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Large Hadron Collider upgrades begin


Posted on Wednesday, 3 April, 2013 | Comment icon 23 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The particle accelerator that lead to the discovery of the Higgs Boson is to have its energy doubled.

The upgrades to the Large Hadron Collider will cost over $100 million and will open the doors to a whole new world of discoveries, ultimately helping scientists to develop a complete theory of how the universe works. Already the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, once upgraded the LHC will have twice the energy that it did when it discovered the Higgs Boson.

"The past two years have been the most exciting in my time as a particle physicist," said one of the LHC's project leaders Dr Pippa Wells. "People are absolutely fired up. They've made one new discovery (the Higgs) and they want to make more discoveries with the new high energies that the upgrade will give us. We could find a new realm of particle physics."

"Engineers have begun a major upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)."

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Comment icon #14 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 6 April, 2013, 4:39
Why should somebody stop them?
Comment icon #15 Posted by Emma_Acid on 9 April, 2013, 10:10
Why don't you try educating yourself a bit? Firstly, science is an economy. A massive one. It creates jobs, generates money and drives progress. Secondly, we have to experiment without knowing the outcome. We are doing now with quantum physics what people like Faraday did in the 1800s with electricity - and their experiments gave birth to the modern world. Imagine what these new physics will do? No it isn't. I didn't know caves came with internet access.
Comment icon #16 Posted by FlyingAngel on 9 April, 2013, 21:02
Or a big waste of resource. Science may create job in some point, but it doesn't generate money, it's a spending of money in order to gain something. That thing might be priceless but it doesn't mean that everyone can take benefit from it. I don't know, you tell me. What these new physics will do? Faraday did a good job, yes. But it didn't took him $100 million, he did with little investment. What can you do after you can confirm if the higg boson exist or not? Nothing. Might as well pick a side and consider it exists or not exists to move on. Might as well concen... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by The Silver Thong on 9 April, 2013, 22:09
Ya look how terrible the world is today because science invested in medicine.
Comment icon #18 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 10 April, 2013, 2:34
Dude I hope you are trolling because if you are serious, than its really sad being you....
Comment icon #19 Posted by FlyingAngel on 10 April, 2013, 18:30
I'm not bashing science in general. But this hadron collider seems stupid, what the heck can you do with a "god particle" anyway. We advanced the physics too far that our technologies won't be able to catch up.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Emma_Acid on 10 April, 2013, 20:44
I'll say it again: science is an economy. It generates jobs and money, the world over. This isn't my opinion, this is just a fact. What resources are they wasting? And don't you think that the "something" they gain can be of social, financial or technological benefit, or are you just being short sighted for the sake of it? Well, electricity created the 20th century. So use your imagination. Are you saying that science is only worth it if it doesn't cost anything? And "Faraday did a good job" might be understatement of the decade. I'm ... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by lightly on 10 April, 2013, 21:17
I know almost nothing about it but I hope some good comes of it.
Comment icon #22 Posted by badeskov on 11 April, 2013, 3:17
That makes no sense whatsoever. You don't really understand how research and development is hinged on science, do you? Where do you think the transistor came from? Or the optical fiber and the laser? Or all those other gadgets that you are using in your daily life? Maybe you should pack 'em all up and send them back and get your internet disconnected from your cave. Cheers, Badeskov
Comment icon #23 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 11 April, 2013, 4:31
Im pretty sure back in the days there was a bunch of fools who claimed the brothers wright "invention" as a useless waste, then some idiots maybe also claimed computers to be useless and then some imbeciles who laughed at the internet. And now read what you wrote and then you can see how well you fit beween thise people ....no offense intended


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