CERN’s Large Hadron Collider restarts after two-year upgrade

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The world’s biggest particle collider was back in operation Sunday after a two-year upgrade, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said. As part of the recommissioning process, engineers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) successfully introduced two proton beams, the source material for sub-atomic smashups. All systems would be checked over coming days before the energy of the beams was increased, CERN said in a statement. “After two years Read more [...]

OS X Yosemite Available Today as a Free Upgrade

CUPERTINO, California—October 16, 2014—Apple® today announced that OS X® Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is available as a free upgrade for Mac® users from the Mac App Store℠. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look and introduces Continuity features that make it easy to hand off activities between Mac and iOS devices and even make and receive iPhone® calls from your Mac. Yosemite also includes a new Today Read more [...]

9 Affordable Luxuries To Upgrade Your Space

One day, you’ll be able to furnish and decorate a room from scratch, hire an interior designer, and match your home to a cover of Architectural Digest. In the meantime, you might be on a tighter time/money budget. But you’d be surprised what a few small purchases can do to upgrade […]
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ExxonMobil Announces Slagen Refinery Project to Upgrade Fuel Oil

Dateline City: SLAGEN, Norway Project will replace production of heavy fuel oil with high quality vacuum gas oil feedstock, which is used to produce cleaner transportation fuels such as diesel Investment demonstrates commitment to invest in advantaged assets despite challenging industry environment Upgrade builds upon refinery’s Read more [...]

The Popsicle Gets a Booze Upgrade

Congratulations, you managed to make it through the annual family road trip without “accidentally” leaving one of your children at a rest stop. Clearly you deserve a treat, preferably one with a splash of liquor mixed in. Melt away the stress of listening to nothing but the Frozen soundtrack for 500-plus miles by whipping up a batch of these adult-only Grand Poppy Popsicles. The following recipe comes to us courtesy of Tyler Malek, the brains behind the brain freeze at Portland, Oregon’s, Read more [...]

Honeywell To Upgrade First Ice-Class Offshore Stationary Platform On Sakhalin Shelf

Honeywell Process Solutions will upgrade process control and alarm management systems at the Molikpaq platform on the Sakhalin shelf, Russia, to improve safety, reliability and operational efficiency. The platform produces 48,000 barrels of crude oil per day. “Offshore production is associated with a number of risks to workers, the environment and efficient processes, and demands systems that meet the highest reliability, safety and durability standards,” said Frank Whitsura, vice president, Read more [...]

Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on ISPs’ refusal to upgrade networks

Tristan Schmurr Recent public battles over how network interconnections affect the quality of streaming video have almost all involved one company: Cogent Communications.Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer has claimed that his company is simply the only one willing to put up a public fight. But even though Cogent makes the most noise, it's not the only Internet bandwidth provider battling consumer Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. Level 3, another company that has Read more [...]