Hadron Collider shut down

The Large Hadron Collider has been shut down due to an electrical fault.

The Large Hadron Collider has been turned off after an electrical fault struck a cooling system for one of the enormous magnets responsible for driving particle beams through the 27 kilometre tunnel.

The US $5.46 billion dollar, 20 year project, is expected to have problems with the complexity of the LHC. The LHC “is still in commissioning phase, it’s a very complex tool and it’s normal for there to be stoppages,” a spokeswoman for CERN said.

Source: Gizmodo

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