World's largest atom smasher gearing up for another run

June 23, 2014 2:06 PM

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GENEVA -- The world's largest atom smasher is gearing up for its second three-year run after 16 months of maintenance and upgrades.

The Large Hadron Collider, which was used to discover a long-theorized subatomic particle, is designed to push the proton beam close to the speed of light, whizzing 11,000 times a second around a 27-kilometre tunnel on the Swiss-French border near Geneva. The world's top particle physics lab known b...

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