Vanity Fair on the Large Hadron Collider
(Not much specifically of Irish interest here, I know, but it is great to see a pop cultural magazine carrying articles like this)
Compared with the market-driven, killer-app insta-culture of the Digital Age, the new Large Hadron Collider exists in a near-magical realm, a $9 billion cathedral of science that is apparently, in any practical sense, useless. Exploring its whizbang machinery, deep underground, the author probes the collider’s brush with disaster last year—and the secrets it may soon unlock.
By Kurt Andersen