LHC Knocked Out By FutureBird-Caused Power Failure

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Someone or something out there doesn't want the Large Hadron Collider to spin up to full speed. Either that, or it's the most complex piece of machinery ever built so kinks are expected. But that's a less fun explanation.


The current snafu involves a power failure so serious that not only was the LHC itself knocked out, but so were all of its websites. Oops!

The good news is that the crucial cryogenics are fine and no serious damage was done. But it's just another setback in what's becoming a long line of them. It's OK, LHC! We believe in you! I'm sure you'll get up and running eventually. [The Register via SlashDot]

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This thing draws so much electricity, I'm frankly surprised something like this didn't happen before. The lights probably dim all across Switzerland and SE France every time they boot up.