|archmage||Date: Thursday, 03-February-2011, 6:48 AM | Message # 1|
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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is to continue operating in 2012 after officials dropped plans for an extended shut down at the end of this year.
The decision by managers at Cern - the organisation that runs the LHC - was announced in an advisory report.
The machine's advisory committee says the LHC's experiments stand a good chance of finding new physics in the next two years.
The LHC is housed in a 27km-long tunnel under the French-Swiss border.
Most of the time, it smashes together proton particles travelling at close to the speed of light in a bid to uncover secrets of the Universe.
Full article/source - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12335587
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