LHC repairs to cost £14m and take until summer 2009

The report’s back on the fault that the Large Hadron Collider in CERN experienced a few months ago. It’s going to take about £14m to repair all the superconducting magnets that were damaged following the helium leak and then to replace those spare parts. In an attempt to shoo the horse back into the barn they’ll also be installing an early-warning system on the electricalsthat would alert scientists if the same thing starts to happen again.