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The New York Times
The biggest, most expensive physics machine in the world is riddled with thousands of bad electrical connections. Many of the magnets meant to whiz high-energy subatomic particles around a 17-mile underground racetrack have mysteriously lost their ability to operate at high energies.Some physicists are deserting the European project, at least temporarily, to work at a smaller, rival machine across the ocean.
The planned restart of the world’s largest atom smasher has been delayed, its operator said. Scientists have to carry out further tests and put in place more safety measures to prevent a repeat of the faults which sidelined the 10 billion-dollar (£6 billion) machine shortly after start-up last year. The Large Hadron Collider was meant to restart in late September, but that will probably be pushed back two to three weeks to October, a spokesman for the European Organisation for Nuclear Research said.
After a year of setbacks, CERN plans to restart its Large Hadron Collider in November at a tempo that won’t overtax the machinery behind the giant particle physics experiment.
The collider, located deep underground on the border between France and Switzerland, will start out running at an energy level of 3.5 trillion electron volts (TeV) per beam, about half the energy that CERN expects eventually. The physicists will inject and capture high-energy beams running in each direction on the circular collider’s 17-mile circumference, log data over a number of weeks, and simply get themselves up to speed on the systems.
The Large Hadron Collider will run at only half its maximum energy when it restarts in November after a serious fault forced it to be shut down for more than a year.
Officials from the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva announced last night that it will be 2011 before the world’s most powerful atom-smasher reaches its full capacity.
While the £4 billion “big bang machine” should eventually be capable of running at an energy of 7 teraelectronvolts (TeV), it will operate initially at just 3.5 TeV when it starts smashing protons together in mid-November. The first science results are expected a few weeks later.
It will move up to higher energies only once engineers are confident that it is safe to do so, and it will reach maximum power only after it is shut down for a refit in the winter of 2010-11.
In this article I want to discuss the nature of the Hadron Collider, that which is well talked about subject, especially within the scientific field today. This device is seen as a particle accelerator and is studied and developed in a hope to find a method for utilizing free energy in the future. It is also designed in order to study the origin of energy and how it forms in existence. Scientists call this origin the big bang which is considered the place where all energy derives from.
When considering the nature of the Hadron Collider in relation to its usage, I myself agree with this assessment when it comes to finding origins of the universe and also free energy usage, however I also understand the detrimental effects that it can have on the human psyche when it comes to what I consider the warping of space. I want to discuss the benefits and detrimental effects that such energy devices can have on physical life, showing that it can not only have benefits but also consequences to the usage of such energy, especially in the initial stages while it is being developed.
We live in a special time. For the past two decades, most of my colleagues and I have been working under the assumption that we can know everything about the universe. We know the amount of matter and energy it contains. We know its shape is flat. We can trace its history from the earliest moments after the big bang and we can even predict its fate. Or at least we thought we could.
There are a lot of debates over the state of the economy at the moment, especially concerning the financial situation of the world at present. People are focusing a lot on the issue of consumerism, especially when it links to over indulgence with money, whether it is relating to large businesses and profits, or to the everyday spending of each individual in general. Perhaps our economic situation is produced out of our over consumerist nature or maybe it is a step in our own evolution of mind and material understanding?
The release of America’s spy satellite images of Arctic sea ice provides unexpected, dramatic new evidence about the dangers of global warming.
These visions of dwindling ice cover confirm that changes in climate in the planet’s high latitudes are progressing much faster than originally expected. And what happens there is bound to have an impact elsewhere on our overheating world, in particular to its rising sea levels.
Much of the debate over how to address the economic crisis has focused on a single word: regulation. And it’s easy to understand why. Bad behavior by a variety of businesses landed us in this mess–so it seems rather obvious that the way to avoid future economic meltdowns is to create, and vigorously enforce, new rules proscribing such behavior. But the truth is quite a bit more complicated. The world economy consists of billions of transactions every day. There can never be enough inspectors, accountants, customs officers, and police to ensure that all or even most of these transactions are properly carried out. Moreover, those charged with enforcing regulations are themselves not immune to corruption, and, hence, they too must be supervised and held accountable to others–who also have to be somehow regulated. The upshot is that regulation cannot be the linchpin of attempts to reform our economy. What is needed instead is something far more sweeping: for people to internalize a different sense of how one ought to behave, and act on it because they believe it is right.