Mar 292010
 

Experiments smashing success

The live stream is now over,  video is now available on CERN website.

The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, performed the first-ever proton collision of this magnitude earlier today;

It’s a big day for science, and you don’t have to miss any of it if you have a laptop with Wi-Fi nearby, because most of the event IS NOW AVAILABLE IN VIDEO on the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) website.

Folks are joking that this massive scientific experiment will destroy the world. That’s nonsense, of course. But the experiments that will be conducted there will be groundbreaking in figurative ways. No embed has been provided, so you’ll have to jump over to the site at the designated hour to watch.

UPDATE:
Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest atom smasher on the quest to discover the ‘God particle,’ has smashed its previous record for particle collisions, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) reports.

The Associated Press reports:

The world’s largest atom smasher has set a record for high-energy collisions by crashing two proton beams at three times more force than ever before.

The $10 billion Large Hadron Collider directed the beams into each other Tuesday as part of its ambitious bid to reveal details about theoretical particles and microforces.

The collisions start a new era of science for researchers working on the machine below the Swiss-French border at Geneva.

Scientists at a control room at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, broke into applause when the first successful collisions were recorded. Their colleagues from around the world were tuning in by remote links.

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