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THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.

Jk. I love physics though.
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Yay science!
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So out of 500 trillion they only found 25? That must have taken ages.
    
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I'm just amazed at how many times they did it, for 25 confirmations. 500trillion sets! I wonder how long that takes.
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So out of 500 trillion they only found 25? That must have taken ages.
These labs generate so much data in few seconds that they require specialize storage servers.
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These labs generate so much data in few seconds that they require specialize storage servers.
Suppose But still its 500 trillion. My guess is that it took atleast 2 days to find those 25, but then again I don't know how powerful the computer/s they use is and I don't know much about that sort of suff anyway
    
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These labs generate so much data in few seconds that they require specialize storage servers.
This.

My old roommate worked for them on a part of it they call the "XFT" (eXtremely Fast Tracker). Its function is to pick out all the "interesting" collision events that were detected and pass them on to storage. Something like 90% of all collisions are thrown away simply because they can't be recorded fast enough. This thing generates massive amounts of data, I forget how many collisions per second he said there were. I have no doubt that the first of these 25 records were obtained years ago, but it took them this long to sort out all the data and make sense of it.
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Suppose But still its 500 trillion. My guess is that it took atleast 2 days to find those 25, but then again I don't know how powerful the computer/s they use is and I don't know much about that sort of suff anyway
When the say sets they mean

They release hydrogen gas through a vacuum and isolate a hydrogen atom. They run in through the particle accelerator, which is accelerated by a ring filled with magnets till its energy is billionxbillion of volts until it moving 99.9% the speed of light. They also accelerate (anti-particles) on the opposite side also moving at 99.p% the speed of light in a collision course. When the Collide all the particles (Protons, Nuetrons, Electrons Quarks and one day the Higgs Boson) will fly everywhere and that data set is collected.

The know how much energy is supposed to be measured so they are looking for Energy missing. They are looking for something that is not there...Which is the Higgs Boson particle.
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Good ol Fermilab. This is about 2 miles from my house and have been there at least a handful of times. Hell you should see the fallout shelter they have.

Keep up the good work!
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So if Fermilab found this thing, who needs CERN?
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