large hadron collider

This DIY project lets you catch a falling muon

Physicists at MIT have developed and released a $100 muon detector that you can build at home, allowing you to sense deep space bombardment on something that looks like a TV remote. The CosmicWatch is

WTF is a particle collider?

How do things work? To find out, we observe them and we take them apart. But not everything is easily observed, and until recently some things couldn't be taken apart.

5 years after the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider is just getting started

It's been five years since physicists at CERN reported that they had observed a particle "consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson." The discovery capped decades of theory and was an important triu

CERN releases 300TB of Large Hadron Collider data into open access

Cancel your plans for this weekend! CERN just dropped 300 terabytes of hot collider data on the world and you know you want to take a look.

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

If Google is worried about Google Glass <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wired.com/business/2013/05/inherent-dorkiness-of-google-glass/">being too "nerdy"</a>, they probably wouldn't be sending peo

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

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/mbb.jpg" />Did your bed shake you awake morning? That's because scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider have created a series of

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

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

Linux used for Large Hadron Collider project

According to InternetNews.com, 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 Aer

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.

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 rema

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 a