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Diplomatic Cover : Welcome to the interactive Diplomatic Cover website - internet, dynamic website, flash, ajax, graphic, 3D, Hosting. Neave.com ...the interactive playground of Paul Neave. Large Hadron Collider nearly ready. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 kilometer (17 mile) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France, is nearly set to begin its first particle beam tests.

Large Hadron Collider nearly ready

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is preparing for its first small tests in early August, leading to a planned full-track test in September - and the first planned particle collisions before the end of the year. The final step before starting is the chilling of the entire collider to -271.25 C (-456.25 F). Here is a collection of photographs from CERN, showing various stages of completion of the LHC and several of its larger experiments (some over seven stories tall), over the past several years. (27 photos total) View of the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment Tracker Outer Barrel (TOB) in the cleaning room. The Globe of Innovation in the morning. Assembly and installation of the ATLAS Hadronic endcap Liquid Argon Calorimeter.