large hadron collider

  • Here’s What The Large Hadron Collider Looks Like Through Google Glass

    Here’s What The Large Hadron Collider Looks Like Through Google Glass

    If Google is worried about Google Glass being too “nerdy”, they probably wouldn’t be sending people rockin’ the Glass into the heart of the most gloriously nerdy thing in the world, the Large Hadron Collider. Fortunately, Google doesn’t seem to care (nor should they) if their amazing little experiment gets a few knocks along the way. As a result, we get videos… Read More

  • Scientists Have Created ‘Mini Big Bangs’ With The Large Hadron Collider

    Did your bed shake you awake morning? That’s because scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider have created a series of “mini Big Bangs” in order to better understand how the universe formed all those years ago (currently estimated at around 13.75 billion years old, give or take a few million years). The scientists collided particles of lead, the resulting collision… Read More

  • Breaking: Large Hadron Collider shut down by precision bird strike

    The LHC is recovering from a serious overheating problem, caused by a piece of stale bread dropped by a bird onto an apparently unprotected thermal vent. Impossible, you say? Not impossible. I used to bulls-eye whomp rats in my T-16 back home. Read More

  • End of the world delayed while Large Hadron Collider cooling problem fixed, smashing to resume next week

    When it comes to running a gigantic machine capable of ripping a hole in the space-time continuum that could suck the entire earth (and more) into oblivion, it’s probably safe to assume that you can never be too careful. This week was supposed to be the week that the Large Hadron Collider sent two proton beams careening at almost the speed of light in opposite directions on a literal… Read More

  • Linux used for Large Hadron Collider project

    According to, the Large Hadron Collider project that we’ve been hearing so much about runs a customized version of Linux called CernVM. Apparently it ran Vista at first, but the Aero interface kept slowing down the proton acceleration. Try as they might, scientists just couldn’t get the Windows Experience Index above a 4.2. I kid, I kid. There was also an… Read More

  • Large Hadron Collider picture set

    The eight billion dollar LHC didn’t destroy the world last night – that’s good – so here is a great photo set that shows off the fantastic 17-mile long collider. Read More

  • If you’re reading this, the world didn’t end last night

    Well it looks like a world-ending black hole wasn’t formed at the site of the Large Hadron Collider and that we will, in fact, be putting in a full day of work today, tomorrow, and almost every remaining day of our lives. Hooray for science! Read More

  • End of the world on Wednesday, take a half day today

    CERN’s Large Hadron Collider will be activated this Wednesday. The LHC is a 17-mile long underground tunnel near Geneva that houses the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. Scientists use all this doohickery to smash protons together in order to recreate what they think happened during the initial stages of the Big Bang, specifically “the singularity” —… Read More