Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday January 27, 2016

Large Hadron Collider Crew Has To Pull 9K Old Cables

Old cables, schmold cables! Who cares about 9,000 old cables? Just do what everyone else does and only replace them once they have failed or caught on fire. wink

Even particle physics researchers have messes to clean up now and then. CERN has revealed to Motherboard that it's pulling 9,000 obsolete cables in three of the Large Hadron Collider's injectors in order to make way for newer cabling. That's a lot of work by itself (many of the cables are dozens of feet long), but it's made all the more daunting by the consequences of yanking the wrong line.