Hadron Collider Hits New Snags

CERN may run experiments through the winter to make up lost time
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2009 2:10 PM CDT
This 2007 file photo shows a view of the LHC (large hadron collider) in its tunnel at CERN's European particle physics laboratory, near Geneva, Switzerland.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Large Hadron Collider has hit more delays, ZDNet reports, with experiments using the machine unlikely to restart until at least mid-November due to the discovery of two vacuum leaks. The agency overseeing the 17-mile atom-smasher buried under the French-Swiss border may take the unorthodox step of running its “Big Bang” simulation experiments through the winter, despite the high costs of electricity during that season.