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LHC helium leak will shut collider down for two months

LHC helium leak will shut collider down for two months

More glitches for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC): The same day operators announced that a 30-ton transformer that cools part of the particle smasher had broken within hours of the LHC's launch last week, a mishap yesterday resulted in "a large helium leak" into the collider's tunnel.

September 20, 2008 — Ivan Oransky
DNA test shows Google's Brin has Parkinson's gene

DNA test shows Google's Brin has Parkinson's gene

  Google founder Sergey Brin's investment in his wife's genome-screening company has gotten even more personal: the product has revealed he carries a genetic mutation linked to Parkinson's disease.

September 19, 2008 — Jordan Lite
LHC glitch: Giant particle smasher malfunctions while probing origins of universe

LHC glitch: Giant particle smasher malfunctions while probing origins of universe

Did the group spearheading the world's biggest physics experiment just not want to spoil the party?

Within hours of its launch, the Large Hadron Collider malfunctioned, its operator has admitted — a week after powerful particle accelerator was turned on, the Associated Press is reporting.

September 19, 2008 — Jordan Lite

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