Geneva atom smasher sets collision record

A view of the magnet core of the world's largest superconducting solenoid magnet (CMS, Compact Muon Solenoid) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)'s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini) (Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

March 30, 2010 6:14:53 AM PDT
The world's largest atom smasher set a record for high-energy collisions on Tuesday by crashing proton beams into each other at three times more force than ever before.