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Scientists have increased the power levels at which they smash together fundamental particles, sending them speeding toward each other at energies of 4 teraelectron volts (TeV), creating a collision energy of 8 TeV—a new world record. Ultimately, the collider will run at 7TeV each, producing a collision energy of 14 TeV. The power-up will require the machine to shutdown for refurbishment at the end of the year.
The home lab of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is located at Geneva-based CERN, the European Council for Nuclear Research (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire). Some of the questions the LHC hopes to answer are: What is mass? What is 96% of the universe made of? Why is there no more antimatter? What was matter like within the first second of the Universe's life? Do extra dimensions of space really exist?