CERN scientists are today successfully crashing particles together at nearly the speed of light. With such high-speed collisions, they hope to finally detect the elusive Higgs boson.
Using a $6 billion particle accelerator straddling the Swiss-French border, CERN physicists will attempt Tuesday to collide protons at an energy level unmatched at any other physics lab.
The first trial of the Large Hadron Collider on Wednesday signals a shift to Europe of high-energy physics.
Scientists look for technologies to push particles faster, better, and cheaper.