Saturday, November 7, 2009
Bread Crumbs Shuts Down Large Hadron Collider
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic particle accelerator used to study the building blocks of everything and revolutionize our understanding of the universe.
But it will take just a little longer for the LHC to work its magic.
A crusty chunk of bread “paralysed a high voltage installation that should have been powering the cooling unit.” The bread was found on an electrical connection inside 1 of 8 above-ground buildings at the site. The mystery is how the bread got there in the first place as the cryogenic facility is under heavy guard and designed to super-chill the LHC to temperatures approaching absolute zero.
“Nobody knows,” a spokewoman states.