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Photos: The damage that halted the LHC

A helium leak in September put the kibosh on the Large Hadron Collider till sometime next year. The group behind the big physics experiment is offering a look at the damage.

By December 10, 2008


LHC restart gets reset to June

Famous CERN particle accelerator could be rebooted when warm weather returns, following repairs as expensive as $16 million stemming from a September helium leak.

By November 18, 2008


LHC shut down until early spring

World's largest particle collider, forced to close last week due to a helium leak, won't be repaired in time for a mandatory winter maintenance period, pushing the restart date back to next year.

By September 23, 2008


Helium leak forces two-month shutdown at LHC

On the heels of an earlier transformer glitch, world's largest particle collider is closed temporarily on just day nine of its operation.

By September 20, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 896: Watch your asymptote

Scientists have redone the math and found that black holes created by the LHC might last a little longer than they thought. But they're still pretty sure it won't kill us all. Maybe check that math once again folks, just to be sure.

By January 23, 2009


Buzz Out Loud 900: Jurassic bark

Today's show is full of zombies, Hollywood agents, hungry overeating robots and cloned dogs. What's not to love? We also find out a hidden truth about Natali that none of us suspected. It involves her ideal pet.

By January 29, 2009


A longer delay for the Large Hadron Collider

The world's largest physics experiment has seen a series of setbacks since September, but CERN is determined that "the LHC will run next year."

By November 30, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 840: A box of evil

Hey, this sounds like a good idea! Create an artificial intelligence that's the incarnation of pure evil and immorality. You know, just to "study" it. It'll never get out. (Ugh.)

By October 28, 2008


CIO of CERN on black holes, budget crunches

q&a As head of IT, Wolfgang von Rueden plays a key role in the nuclear research lab's quest to unravel the nature of the universe through the Large Hadron Collider.

By October 17, 2008


At CERN, computers to tackle the Big Bang

Scientists hope the Large Hadron Collider will offer clues to the origin of the universe. They'll get some help from a well-stocked data center.

By October 7, 2008