How Do You Shut Down the Second Most Powerful Particle Accelerator?

The Tevatron shut down yesterday. Before its duties were taken up by the the Large Hadron Collider, it accelerated highly charged particles through 4 miles of electromagnetic coil and vacuum tubes to discover the secrets of the universe. How do you turn a beast like that off? » 10/01/11 4:00pm 10/01/11 4:00pm

Fermilab's Claim of New Subatomic Particle Discredited by Rival Team

Fermilab believed they hit the motherlode this past April after findings from the Tevatron particle accelerator suggested a new subatomic particle was out there. A second, independent group has analyzed that same data and claim there is no new particle. » 6/13/11 7:00pm 6/13/11 7:00pm

Have Scientists Discovered a New Elementary Particle?

Researchers at Fermilab, who run the Tevatron particle accelerator, say they've discovered a new particle "anomaly," leading people to think they may have uncovered a new elementary particle or new force of nature. But those working on the project are playing it safe, merely stating that the data is interesting. » 4/06/11 11:20pm 4/06/11 11:20pm

Large Hadron Collider "Light" Will Half-End World In November

While we doubt the loud sex is the real reason for CERN's LHC-related woes, we are certain of one thing this morning: The "world-ending" LHC (citation: ill-informed ignoramuses) LHC will restart at half-strength in November. » 8/09/09 10:30am 8/09/09 10:30am

Postponed LHC Restart Could Wrestle "God Particle" Discovery From CERN

Scientists are racing to to discover the Higgs boson particle first. That's right – CERN isn't the only one looking, and its Large Hadron Collider might be upstaged by a U.S. accelerator yet. » 2/18/09 12:05am 2/18/09 12:05am