Wednesday, 24 September 2008

We're All Going To... err Live?

Yes that's right, the "scientists" screw up again and we're not going to die after all. At least until next spring. Man! They can't even destroy the universe properly.

Seriously though, yesterday news was released that one of the many magnets used at the LHC to steer and accelerate the particle stream sprung a coolant leak and the collider will stay off line until next spring.

“We are not going to be done with this before the winter shutdown, so there will be no more beam in the LHC this year,” [spokesman James] Gillies told The Associated Press. “The winter shutdown will go according to schedule, which means that we start up the accelerator complex in the spring months.”

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