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With its 27-km long tunnel, the LHC at CERN has been capable of producing around 1.2 million Higgs boson particles per year - enough to allow their scientists to discover the particle back in 2012, but not enough to study it in detail. But thanks to several upgrades planned before 2025, CERN officials claim that it could generate up to 15 million of the Higgs bosons per year. Still, China thinks that they can outdo this with their proposed device.
...the collider is expected to smash protons and electrons together at seven times the energy levels of the LHC, generating millions of Higgs bosons in the process. Best of all, the facility will reportedly be available to the entire global scientific community.
"This is a machine for the world and by the world: not a Chinese one," Wang Yifang, director of the Institute of High Energy Physics at the China Academy of Sciences, told the government-controlled publication, China Daily, this week.
The final concept design for the project is on schedule to be completed by the end of next year, Wang Yifang, director of the Institute of High Energy Physics at the China Academy of Sciences, told the China Daily.
He suggested Qinhuangdao, a northern port city that is the starting point of the Great Wall, as an ideal location for the underground facility, noting its favourable geological conditions and local wineries as important selling points.
Can China build any machinery that doesn't kill people? They can't even handle escalators for Fs sake.