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Physicists Need New Accelerator for 'God Particle'

Japan is expected to be home to $8B project

(Newser) - The good news for physicists is that they've finally found the elusive Higgs boson . The bad news is that to truly study it in the hope of unlocking the mysteries of the universe, they're going to need a whole new particle accelerator, reports NPR . And the type of... More »

US Atom Smasher Shutting Down After Decades

Fermilab's Tevatron has been eclipsed by the Large Hadron Collider

(Newser) - Long before we feared the Large Hadron Collider would kill us all , the US boasted the world’s leading particle collider—and now, after 25 years, Fermilab’s Tevatron is being shut down. The machine’s biggest achievement was the discovery of the top quark, a subatomic particle that was... More »

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