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Message 21826 - Posted: 7 Feb 2010, 4:01:57 UTC

From the New York Times.

The world’s biggest and most expensive physics experiment will finally rumble into regular operation later this month, but it is going to operate at only half power for the next two years and then shut down for a yearlong repair session, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, said this week.

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider was built over 15 years and at a cost of $9 billion to bang protons together in a search for primordial forces and new laws of physics. But the project has been plagued with problems.Rest of the story is here.
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Message 21860 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 5:53:09 UTC

It look like LHC has an Achille\'s heel in soldering:
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