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PARTICLE COLLIDER SMASHED SHORTLY AFTER LAUNCH
GENEVA -- The world's largest particle collider malfunctioned within hours of its launch, but its operator didn't report the problem for a week.
Yesterday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research reported that a 30-ton transformer that cools part of the collider broke, forcing physicists to stop using the atom smasher just a day after starting it up Sept. 10.
Repairs have been made and scientists expect to prepare experiments in coming weeks .
Originally posted by Awarenessiskey
Bad karma. Can't even get things to run .
Originally posted by zsrgt
This machine is a huge achievement for mankind. It is extremely complex with thousands of parts, each one can go wrong and many of them will.