CMS (Cern/M. Hoch)The Large Hadron Collider was brought online today and the first proton beams were sent around the massive underground loops. According to the linked article, it sounds like basic testing is being done and no serious proton colliding is taking place. The article also states that CERN has not announced yet when full scale tests are going to be run. Probably a good idea since all the "we're going to get eaten by black hole" people would be predicting the end of the world based around that date.

 

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