LHC breaks beam collision record

The Large Hadron Collider continues to ramp up, and is setting new records for particle collisions. In your face, Simon Jenkins.

From the BBC:

The world’s highest-energy particle accelerator has produced a record-breaking particle collision rate – about double the previous rate.

The collider is now generating around 10,000 particle collisions per second.

Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at the LHC. Photo from the BBC.