Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider managed to make two proton beams collide at high energy Tuesday, marking a "new territory" in physics, according to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
"The LHC is back," the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced triumphantly Friday, as the world's largest particle accelerator resumed operation more than a year after an electrical failure shut it down.
A man arrested in France on suspicion of links to terrorist organizations is a physicist who was working with the agency known for being home of the Large Hadron Collider -- the world's most powerful particle accelerator.
Twenty four hours before the greatest scientific experiment of our time gets underway at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, political and scientific dignitaries assembled at a site a few hundred miles north east of the French/Swiss border at a site in Germany to inaugurate another groundbreaking engineering test.
Scientists Wednesday applauded as one of the most ambitious experiments ever conceived got successfully underway, with protons being fired around a 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel deep beneath the border of France and Switzerland in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the universe.
The father of a theoretical subatomic particle dubbed "the God particle" says he's almost sure it will be confirmed in the next year in a race between powerful research equipment in the United States and Europe
Last December, a colossal wave swept across the entire solar surface within minutes, bulldozing everything in its path. The rare tsunami-like shockwave formed on the heels of a major flare that erupted from an Earth-size sunspot 15 minutes earlier.
Space weather forecasters revised their predictions for storminess after a major flare erupted on the sun overnight threatening damage to communication systems and power grids while offering up the wonder of Northern Lights.
The European Union, along with six other nations have signed a €10 billion (US$12.8 billion) pact to build the world's most advanced nuclear fusion reactor aimed at developing a cheaper, cleaner and safer energy source to replace fossil fuels. We tell you what you need to know about the deal.
In a cosmic-sized cavern 100 meters beneath the French-Swiss border, scientists from around the globe are making final preparations for the largest experiment the world has ever seen in an attempt to unearth the origins of the Universe.
It's called a gantry, and it's downright eerie. An assemblage of steel and cables mounted some 16 feet above the floor of a concrete chamber, it's more than 30 feet in length and width, with ends bracketed by 17-foot steel wheels resting on double rollers. The gantry weighs 190 tons, about as much as a diesel locomotive, but when it begins to revolve there is neither creak nor hum. As it rolls counterclockwise a bit past the halfway point, stops, returns to center, and then rotates the other way, it could be a "Star Wars" battle cruiser maneuvering soundlessly in space.
When the world's biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, opens next year near Geneva, the focal point of the high-energy physics world will shift from U.S. soil for the first time in half a century. But America's brightest are busy devising a rescue plan.
She awakes early on the morning of April 10, 2030, in the capable hands of her suburban Chicago apartment. All night, microscopic sensors in her bedside tables have monitored her breathing, heart rate, and brain activity.
Had he followed in his mother's footsteps, Dr. Herman D. Suit might today be breaking horses. But long ago, he traded the wide open, dusty plains of west Texas for the narrow brick canyons of Boston's West End and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).