May 1, 2017

Cern has SUPERCHARGED the Large Hadron Collider

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After 17 weeks inactive, the Large Hadron Collider has started up again – and it’ll soon be performing better than ever.

While the LHC typically takes an annual ‘winter break’ so technicians can perform repairs and upgrades, this year’s stop was longer than usual.

Now, a superconducting magnet has been replaced, and a new ‘beam dump’ installed, and the particle accelerator is once again circulating proton beams.

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