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Large Hadron Collider will restart again next Thursday

The LHC was shut down in September 2008 when an electrical fault in the bus between magnets caused a rupture and a leak of six tonnes of liquid helium. It is currently believed that a faulty electrical connection between two magnets caused an arc, which compromised the liquid-helium containment. Once the cooling layer was broken, the helium flooded the surrounding vacuum layer with sufficient force to break 10-ton magnets from their mountings.

Now this has been repaired the system is ready to restart: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/18/lhc_fireup_2010_forecast/

It is unlikely it will end the world, although some think it may be worth being careful!

This link is from Photographer Peter McCready who has created a 3D view inside the Large Hadron Collider: http://petermccready.com/portfolio/08082004.html

View live webcam from the LHC: http://www.lhc-live.com/

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