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Powerful collider set to smash protons

LHC to begin collisions soon, but will be limited to half power

2:45pm, February 13, 2010

Editor's note:
On February 20, Steve Myers, CERN's director of accelerators and technology, told Science News that regular collisions at the Large Hadron Collider are now not expected until about March 1. However, the mid-March goal for ramping up the energy of each of the collider's twin proton beams to 3.5 TeV remains the same, he said. (Note added February 22, 2010.)

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