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CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC 238

Daniel_Stuckey writes "Not content with the 27-kilometer-round Large Hadron Collider, researchers at CERN have their sights set on a new beast of a particle collider that could have a circumference of 80 to 100 kilometers. The nuclear research organization announced that it was hatching plans for an ambitious successor to the LHC with an international study called the Future Circular Colliders program, which will kick off with a meeting next week. The idea is to consider different hadron collider designs similar to the existing LHC but more powerful — much more powerful. CERN wrote it was looking for a collider 'capable of reaching unprecedented energies in the region of 100 TeV.' The existing LHC will reach a maximum of around 14 TeV."
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CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

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  • Re:The Slashcott (Score:4, Interesting)

    by sticks_us ( 150624 ) on Friday February 07, 2014 @05:44PM (#46190033) Homepage

    Might be fun.

    Maybe these guys got it covered though: []

  • Re: Sounds great (Score:2, Interesting)

    by jones_supa ( 887896 ) on Friday February 07, 2014 @06:01PM (#46190177)
    My account is broken in a similar way. During the last couple of years I have received mod points very rarely, and for the past months I have received none.
  • Monetization (Score:5, Interesting)

    by PingXao ( 153057 ) on Friday February 07, 2014 @06:04PM (#46190215)

    BETA is clearly about monetization. The kids today - the next generation of consumers - expect a trendy style that slashdot doesn't exhibit. Dice is clearly interested in attracting a larger "audience" and they can't afford to have these new consumers visit the site, decide that it's not hip enough or it looks "old", and move on never to return. That has to be the thinking behind BETA.

    And the reason they want to increase their "audience share" is simple: The more people visit the site the more they can charge for advertising space. It really is that simple. They want to turn slashdot into a profit generator and the community be damned. They will happily throw all of us under the bus if it means they can acquire hordes of retards whose idea of insightful commentary consists of nothing more than "+1", or "Like" or (as we used to loathe in the days of AOHeLl: "Me too!"

    Like broadcast television and several other advertising models, they want to turn US into the PRODUCT that they sell to ADVERTISERS.

    Greedy sleazebags. I eagerly await Boycott Week from Feb 10th through the 17th. My only use of slashdot that week will be using the name on other sites to see how much the traffic drops off. More widespread dissemination of the BOYCOTT week needs to happen this weekend before it's scheduled to start on Monday. The only way to get through to marketeers and corporatist assholes is to hit 'em where it hurts: in their wallet. A boycott has the potential to show them just how low their "brand" can sink when they piss off their loyal userbase.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 07, 2014 @06:41PM (#46190731)

    Here's the compelling reason... to ruin it. Other sites have done it, so why not slashdot?
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    iOS: ruined with iOS7
    windows: ruined with 8/8.1
    ms office: ruined by ribbons

  • Re:Sounds great (Score:2, Interesting)

    by isorox ( 205688 ) on Friday February 07, 2014 @06:56PM (#46190869) Homepage Journal

    I used to get them all the time, and without anything changing, I have not seen them for ages.

    I lost them 12 years ago, after modding in The first Slashdot troll post investigation []. That was back in the days you got 5 points to mod with, and posts said how many times they'd been moded, rather than just an aggregate score.

    The blacklist was removed several years later, probably about 3 years ago.

    Since then it's been fairly regular, last about a week ago. I don't use beta as it's crap.

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