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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 7, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 7, 2012

Today is going to be all about whatever Apple has to present to us at their big "see and touch" event starting at 10AM PST, and we'll be showing it all off via our liveblog at live.slashgear.com/ as well as in our brand new Apple Portal. Will we see a fantastically high definition iPad HD, an iPad 3rd generation also known as iPad 3, complete with Verizon's LTE and the newest tip for the elusive device, Haptic texture? We'll see very, very soon! Meanwhile there's still a whole lot of news coming down from the mountain this morning, so have a look!

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2011

Welcome to the SlashGear Week in Review for week 50, which means we only have two weeks left in 2011! As usual, a lot has happened this week. HP had a fire sale for more TouchPads on eBay and sold out in minutes. The TouchPads sold for $99 for the 16GB versions and $149 for the 32GB with stock selling out in minutes. We learned early in the week that a pair of drunken RIM executives were placed in cuffs during a commercial flight after they got drunk and caused trouble. The pair of execs later escaped from those cuffs by chewing through them.

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Large Hadron Collider smashes its first protons

Large Hadron Collider smashes its first protons

Think back over the last 24 hours or so - did you feel a shimmer in the fabric of the universe?  If not, you're obviously not tuned into CERN, who powered up the Large Hadron Collider and fired two proton beams simultaneously for the first time yesterday.  While the first collisions have already been spotted, it's still early days for Higgs boson spotting overall: the scientists in charge of the LHC still have to ramp up the proton speed, with a target of 1.2 trillion electron volts (TeV) by Christmas.

Large Hadron Collider rap makes particle physics fun

Large Hadron Collider rap makes particle physics fun

There's been a lot of talk about the Large Hadron Collider this past week since the device was switched on. And besides the scientists getting death threats and various debates about whether or not the power of the collisions produced could cause a black hole, one thing is for certain: not many people understand just what this 17-mile long machine is meant to do.

Stanford particle accelerator delivered smaller than grain of rice

Stanford particle accelerator delivered smaller than grain of rice

The U.S. Department of Energy, with the help of researchers at Stanford University and other public and private institutions, have demonstrated the ability of a chip no larger than a grain of rice to accelerate particles 10 times faster than a conventional particle accelerator can do alone. The chip, which is specially nano-fabricated of fused silica, has the potential to drastically scale down the machinery necessary for particle research, security scanners, medical devices and other technology. The global effect of this advance could be just as revolutionary as silicon was.

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Antimatter research at CERN turns up new vital clue

Antimatter research at CERN turns up new vital clue

This week a new report has been published on the possibilities surrounding antimatter using clues provided by the Large Hadron Collider* at CERN. Within LHCb, one of seven such particle physics detector experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, decays of Bs mesons have been observed for the first time in history showing more matter particles than antimatter. This is significant because it may, eventually, lead science to understand the reason for our universe preferring matter as dominant over antimatter here in our present-day post-big-bang environment.

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Large Hadron Collider taken offline for now

Large Hadron Collider taken offline for now

Everyone in the science community must have uttered a sigh of disappointment today when word traveled that the Large Hadron Collider had been taken offline due to electrical problems. With all the talk of black hole creation and Higgs-Boson particle finding, it's easy to forget this is a piece of technology, which can malfunction.
 

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Large Hadron Collider set to turn on; scientists get death threats

Large Hadron Collider set to turn on; scientists get death threats

The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland is all ready to be switched on September 10th, and while it could bring scientific breakthroughs, like proof of dark matter and other particles, some scientists and spectators are concerned that the device spells doomsday.

On launch day, the device will be turned on and the first proton will shoot down the collider. And even with the machine running at 450 GeV, which is under a tenth of the collider's full capacity, and with no collisions expected (the protons are only being fired in one direction), some scientists are receiving threatening emails, death threats and concerned phone calls from people wanting the project shut down. The reason? Why, it will cause the end of the world, of course.

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