Table-Top Atom-Smasher Does Amazing Things in a Small Package

How cool is this? Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Easy Bay represent!) have created an atom-smasher that could fit on your kitchen table. Why should the Large Hadron Collider guys have all the fun? » 8/23/11 3:20pm 8/23/11 3:20pm

Historic, Gigantic Atom Smasher to Be Demolished

Lawrence Berkeley National Labratory's Bevatron was the world's largest atom smasher when it was build for $9 million in the early '50s. Soon, it'll be reduced to a pile of rubble. » 7/09/09 2:00pm 7/09/09 2:00pm

LHC's $21 Million Single Joint Failure is the Most Expensive Soldering…

The Large Hadron Collider » 11/17/08 2:20pm 11/17/08 2:20pm, the world's most complicated machine that was felled by a single faulty solder joint , won't be back until summer 2009 now, at the earliest—a few months later than . And at what cost? $21 million in repairs. A drop in the bucket when the full $10 billion budget is considered, yes, but let's…

Ancient AMD Athlon 64 Beats Intel Atom While Using Less Power

A few years ago, AMD was the king of performance per watt with its K8 architecture, while Intel kept pushing the Pentium 4 faster and hotter, until it basically had to chunk its NetBurst architecture » 8/18/08 6:20pm 8/18/08 6:20pm. So this is something of a nostalgia trip for AMD fanboys: In , a 1GHz Athlon 64 2000+ using the years-old K8…