“It’s a bit like firing needles across the Atlantic and getting them to collide half way.”

The Large Hadron Collider at Cern set another new world record for particle accelerators on Friday with twin beams each at an energy of 3.5 trillion electronvolts (TeV) and, as the BBC notes, on Tuesday 30th March those beams will be made to collide. Btw, that’s still only half-maximum power. And there’ll be a live webcast of the event, LHC First Physics, on the Cern website from 8:30 to 18:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) – 10.30am to 8pm local time. Then we might find out what the rest of the universe is made of… Or not… ANYhoo… Here’s the LHC News report