LHC surpasses its own record as the world’s most powerful particle accelerator

The Large Hadron Collider , the so-called big bang machine outside Geneva, has eclipsed its own world record as the highest-energy particle accelerator in history. The collider, commonly known as the LHC, accelerated its twin proton beams to 3.5 trillion electron-volts, or TeV, Friday morning, according to a prepared statement from CERN , the European lab for particle physics that operates the LHC. [More]

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