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World's Largest Scientific Experiment Underway

2:29 AM MDT | September 10, 2008 |

Alex Scott

Why do our bodies have mass? Why is only 4% of the universe made up of matter and why doesn’t the other 96% have mass? These are the fundamental questions-among others-that the international science community has set out to answer with the successful start up this morning of the European Organization for Nuclear Research's (CERN; Geneva, Switzerland) Large Hadron Collider (LHC) based near Geneva, at a point spanning the border between France and Switzerland.   The LHC, dubbed the “big bang machine,” has been designed to replicate...

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