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LARGE HADRON COLLIDER SETS NEW RECORD

April 22, 2011 By Joseph P. Farrell

Well, they're at it again over there in Switzerland and they appear to have their bugs fixed, as shortly after midnight April 22 the LHC set a new record for the power intensity of a beam in a collider:

Large Hadron Collder sets world record Beam intensity

After noting that the collider is gathering large amounts of data looking for the Higgs boson or enough data to refute its existence, we given this little note: "That will give the experiments time to collect enough data to fully explore the energy range accessible with 3.5 TeV per beam collisions for new physics before preparing the LHC  for higher energy running."