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South Africans in hunt for Higgs

On Wednesday, scientists at the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research (Cern), announced that data from two separate experiments independently confirmed that a new particle had been observed. The Higgs-like boson, which is consistent with a theory put forward by physicist Peter Higgs almost 50

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The IT of science

With thousands of users from around the world and around 70PB (that’s petabytes) of data handled on a daily basis, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has a surprisingly simple technology requirement.