CERN & Parallel Universes

CERN’s LHC: Will We Find Parallel Universes…or the Gates of Hell?

Bad news on the Large Hadron Collider front: a short circuit could delay its scheduled restart, which would have happened right about now, for “days or even weeks,” according to BBC News. Now, while this is mostly par for the course, some people are actually relieved that the LHC’s reboot has been delayed. Why? Well, …

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Top 5 Minecraft Science Experiments

Sure, the world of Minecraft can be a pretty dark place. Old, abandoned fortresses, strange urban legends, maybe even a Slender Man or two. But the best thing about Minecraft is that it’s effectively a virtual box of LEGOs. You can build whatever you want. Sprawling castles, underground railways, working computers. And, yeah, you and …

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Scientists Closer To Understanding Why Anything Exists

In the very beginning of the universe, at the starting shot of the big bang, there existed equal amounts of matter and antimatter. But almost instantly, most antimatter vanished. Why? If this was the case, matter and antimatter should have annihilated each other, leading to…well, nothing. Or so you’d think.

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LHC. Nap TiME!

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Is About To Take A Nap

Everyone hoping for CERN to create microsingularities will have to wait a while longer, as the Large Hadron Collider will soon be shutting down until 2015. A two-year downtime period will begin in February, when engineers will steadily warm the accelerator up to room temperature and begin necessary maintenance and upgrades, which will last until …

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The Large Hadron Collider As It Prepares To Eat Earth

Woman Tries (And Fails) To Shut Down Large Hadron Collider

A German woman has failed to successfully shut down CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), after taking her case to court and claiming that the particle accelerator would generate a black hole, swallowing Earth into oblivion. Her claim went before a German court on Tuesday, where it was rejected citing “no evidence to doubt the correctness of …

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LHC Experiments Venture Into The Primordial Universe

The ALICE, ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN will reveal new findings in their exploration of the primordial universe today. They’ll do so at the Quark Matter 2012 conference in Washington, DC. Together, the projects have accumulated a plethora of new results, including new measurements of “the kind of matter that probably existed in the …

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CERN’s Large Hadron Collider To Increase Energy

The power of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will soon increase by 14%, reaching “a total collision energy of 8 trillion electron volts.” The particle accelerator is currently resting up after an exciting year in 2011. When it starts up again “later this year,” it will break its previous energy record and allow scientists a …

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