First Beam Circles Large Hadron Collider Track

Alexis Madrigal, Wired, Sept 10, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Congratulations to the managers and supporters of the Large Hadron Collider, which shot its first bean of protons today (the fun really begins a bit later, when they collide beams at nearly the speed of light). Pure research like this is so much more fun to read about than the usual excesses we find in the news.
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