hypnosec writes: CERN has announced that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been shut down as planned and will remain turned off till 2015 so that it can go through repairs and vital maintenance can be performed. The LHC has been operational for three years in a row and has generated huge amounts of research data and has led to ground-breaking discoveries like the Higgs Boson. The planned maintenance will foresee repairs following which the collider will be capable of operating at higher speeds.
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