Monday, June 25, 2007

Noooooooooo! (Awesomeness Delayed for CERN)

Via Scientific American, it seems the opening of the Large Hadron Collider (the next particle accelerator to end all particle accelerators) has been officially delayed until May 2008. The breakdown of a superconducting magnet under a high-pressure test last March and a number of other minor delays have ruled out the test run planned for this December.

On the bright side, this gives all us would-be basement particle physicists a chance to catch up, right? I don't know about you, but I'm this close to finding the Higgs boson using a washing machine and an old TV set.

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