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Proton Spin Mystery Gains New Clue

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Science

Protons have a constant spin that is an intrinsic particle property like mass or charge. Yet where this spin comes from is such a mystery it’s dubbe...

Big Energy Boost On Tap For Celebrated Atom Smasher

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science

GENEVA (AP) — The world's largest atom smasher is gearing up for its second three-year run after 16 months of maintenance and upgrades. The Large H...

Future Atom Smashers May Dwarf Today's Biggest

LiveScience | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 02.15.2014 | Science

LONDON — So, physicists have found the Higgs boson. What next? It took three years for the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large ...

Lab Aims To Use Precious Metal To Make 'Primordial Soup'

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 4:00 p.m. E.T. A new experiment that smashes gold nuclei at near light speed could mimic the particle so...

Is Elusive Supersymmetry Dead?

LiveScience | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

LONDON — Squarks, selectrons and neutralinos may be lurking in the universe, say physicists who suggest supersymmetry — the idea that every known ...

Particle Physicists At Top Lab Observe Extremely Rare Event

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.18.2013 | Science

GENEVA — After a quarter-century of searching, scientists have nailed down how one particularly rare subatomic particle decays into something el...

Atom Smasher Discovery Suggests Solution To Antimatter Riddle

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

GENEVA -- Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher have found further reasons for the apparent lack of antimatter in the universe. A team worki...

Atom Smasher Powers Down

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.15.2013 | Science

It's lights out at the celebrated Large Hadron Collider. The world's most powerful particle accelerator has shut down for a two-year hiatus, CERN offi...

Celebrated Atom Smasher Set For Long Hiatus

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.06.2013 | Science

GENEVA -- The world's largest and most powerful atom smasher goes into a 2-year hibernation in March, as engineers carry out a revamp to help it reach...

Have Physicists Found The 'God Particle?'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 09.01.2012 | Science

GENEVA — Physicists say they have all but proven that the "God particle" exists. They have a footprint and a shadow, and the only thing left is ...

LHC NEWS: Large Hadron Collider Sets Collision RECORD, CERN Reports

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest atom smasher on the quest to discover the 'God particle,' has smashed its previous record for particle ...

Atom Smasher Set For Record Collisions

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

GENEVA — The world's largest atom smasher is ready to start a new era of science, colliding beams of protons to learn more about the make up of ...

Atom smasher sets record for beam energy

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

GENEVA — Operators of the world's largest atom smasher on Friday ramped up their massive machine to three times the energy ever previously achie...

Atom Smasher restarts to prepare for new science

AP | By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

GENEVA - Operators of the world's largest atom smasher restarted their massive machine Sunday in a run up to experiments probing secrets of the univer...

Big Bang Machine: Quick Restart Of World's Largest Atom Smasher Stuns Scientists

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — Scientists are preparing the world's largest atom smasher to explore the depths of matter after successfully restarting the $10 billion...

Geneva Big Bang Machine Beats Chicago Lab Record

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

GENEVA — The world's largest atom smasher broke the world record for proton acceleration Monday, firing particle beams with 20 percent more powe...

Hadron Collider: Beams Back On Big Bang Atom Smasher Sending Beams After Repairs

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

GENEVA — The world's largest atom smasher made another leap forward Monday by circulating beams of protons in opposite directions at the same ti...

CERN's 17-Mile-Long Atom Smasher To Re-Enact 'Big Bang'

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

GENEVA — It has been called an Alice in Wonderland investigation into the makeup of the universe _ or dangerous tampering with nature that could...

Atom-Smasher Could Open Black Hole, Reveal Secrets Of Science

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The LA Times reports on the hair-raising concerns raised by some about the Large Hadron Collider, Europe's giant atom-smasher: Michelangelo L. Mangan...

Does The Secret Of The Universe Lie Underground?

AP | Patrick Baert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

British scientist Peter Higgs, whose work is the cornerstone of modern physics, said Monday he is putting champagne on ice in the hope a new experimen...