December 19, 2009

It works, it works!

Finally you can rush out and buy your "Protons ' r ' Us" t-shirt. The Large Hadron Collider works. No bread-crumbs. No shit.

The LHC accelerated protons to energies of 1.2 trillion electron volts apiece and then crashed them together, eclipsing a record for collisions held by an American machine, the Tevatron, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois.

Yes. Machines hold records and have competitions.

Collider sets record


  1. Me, I'm a big fan of the LHC. I'm all for it accelerating protons to trillions of eV. Comon, it can't be worse than anything that twit Obama is doing to the world ;-)

  2. It's a beaut, isn't it Cubicle?

    The LHC is one of my favorite things.

    Mind you, our astronomers keep finding some awesome stuff too.

    Bless the pure scientists.