Large Hadron Collider gets warning system


As engineers work to re-start the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), it’s hoped a new warning system will prevent malfunctions like last September’s from happening again.

In September 2008, an electrical fault in one of the splices linking two of the magnets caused liquid helium to leak into the LHC tunnel.

The leak has resulted in any scientific operations being put on hold for over a year now.

Engineers have been working on the collider since the incident, upgrading the systems to ensure everything can be monitored much more closely.

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