Upgraded Hadron Collider Stirs From Slumber

June 23, 2014 5:16 PM

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The Large Hadron Collider is stirring, prepping for its second three-year experiment after 16 months of revamping and upgrades. The Improved "atom smasher" will function at double its former energy level, allowing scientists to approach the next stage in studies of energy and mysterious phenomena like dark matter.

According to the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (European Council for Nuclear Research) - commonly known as CERN - the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world is starting up for the first time since 2012. A beam was launched down the Proton Synchrotron accelerator l...

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