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2015-07-16
17:20
LHC Report: intensity ramp-up – familiar demons
Dernières nouvelles du LHC : montée en intensité – le retour de vieux démons
/ Mike Lamont for the LHC team
The first 2015 scrubbing run ended on Friday, 3 July and successfully delivered a well-scrubbed machine ready for operation with a 50 ns beam. This opened the way for the first phase of the so-called beam intensity ramp-up. [...]
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2015-07-14
18:32
Italy's Prime Minister visits CERN
Le Premier ministre italien en visite au CERN
/ Stefania Pandolfi
On Tuesday, 7 July 2015, the Prime Minister of the Italian Republic, Matteo Renzi, visited CERN. He was accompanied by a delegation that included Italy's Minister for Education, University and Research, Stefania Giannini. [...]
BUL-NA-2015-156.- 2015 - Published in : , no. 30/2015, pp. 9
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2015-07-14
18:27
CERN’s experiment database gets a facelift
La base de données sur les expériences du CERN fait peau neuve
/ CERN Bulletin
Since 1975, the CERN Grey Book database has stored data on the Organization’s research programme, including all the experiments and projects, their collaborating institutes and their participants. Fifteen years after the last release of its web interface, the Grey Book recently underwent a complete revamp [...]
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2015-07-14
18:05
A drone flight over ESO’s experimental sites in Chile
Un drone prend des photos inédites des expériences de l'ESO au Chili
/ CERN Bulletin
Paola Catapano, a member of CERN’s Communication Group, and Mike Struik, a member of the TE Department, were invited to visit ESO’s experimental sites – the ALMA observatory and the Very Large Telescope in Paranal, Chile. Enjoy some of the beautiful images they sent to the Bulletin [...]
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2015-07-14
11:56
Bike2Work: and the winners are...
Bike2Work : et le gagnant est…
/ Jens Vigen, "Bike2Work" coordinator for CERN
Bike2Work is a popular initiative to promote cycling that was launched in Switzerland in 2004. Every summer, it mobilises some 50,000 employees from more than 1100 companies and organisations across Switzerland [...]
BUL-NA-2015-153.- 2015 - Published in : , no. 30/2015, pp. 8
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2015-07-14
11:06
CERN Summer Student Webfest: a cradle of creativity
Webfest des étudiants d'été au CERN : vivier de créativité
/ François Grey
The CERN Summer Student Webfest has garnered a reputation for launching creative projects in fields as diverse as online games and cryptographic software, using the popular format of a hackfest. This year, the annual weekend event will celebrate its fourth year between 31 July and 2 August. [...]
BUL-NA-2015-152.- 2015 - Published in : , no. 30/2015, pp. 6
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2015-07-14
10:59
CERN innovators tackle humanitarian needs
Des innovateurs du CERN répondent à un besoin humanitaire
/ Katarina Anthony
At last year's THE Port hackathon, the Better Body Bags team emerged with a new approach to body-bag technology that catered to the needs of humanitarian organisations. What started as a weekend hack has developed into a full-scale R& D project, as the team joins forces with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to put their body bags into production [...]
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2015-07-14
10:48
Bernard Hyams (1925 - 2015)
Bernard Hyams (1925 - 2015)
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Bernard Hyams, a distinguished scientist who worked at CERN for 32 years, died on 15 May 2015 at the age of 90.     He started his career in Manchester, at Blackett’s laboratory, working on a magnetic spectrograph to measure the momentum of single cosmic ray particles (1950) [...]
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2015-07-14
10:34
Computer Security: “Hello World” - Welcome to CERN
Sécurité informatique : « Hello World! » - bienvenue au CERN
/ Stefan Lueders, Computer Security Team
Welcome to the open, liberal and free academic computing environment at CERN. Thanks to your new (or long-established!) affiliation with CERN, you are eligible for a CERN computing account, which enables you to register your devices: computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. [...]
BUL-NA-2015-149.- 2015 - Published in : , no. 30/2015, pp. 10
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2015-07-13
16:50
Fully electric waste collection
Une collecte des déchets 100% électrique
/ Anaïs Schaeffer
Since 15 June, Transvoirie, which provides waste collection services throughout French-speaking Switzerland, has been using a fully electric lorry for its collections on the CERN site – a first for the region!   Featuring a motor powered by electric batteries that charge up when the brakes are used, the new lorry that roams the CERN site is as green as can be. And it’s not only the motor that’s electric: its waste compactor and lifting mechanism are also electrically powered*, making it the first 100% electric waste collection vehicle in French-speaking Switzerland. [...]
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