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Nestled between the border of France and Switzerland is the Large Hadron Collider: a 27 kilometre ring of superconducting magnets put together by over 10,000 physicists and engineers from 100 countries, best known for proving the existence of the Higgs boson, or "God Particle".

Now Queenslanders can take a closer look at the world's largest machine in an exhibition at Queensland Museum.

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Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or 'God particle', has been given a Nobel Prize for his efforts along with Belgian physicist Francois Englert.

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A team of scientists unveiled the technical designs for the International Linear Collider (ILC), a proposed particle accelerator that could unravel the deepest mysteries of the universe. At just under 32km long, it's about 30 per cent larger than the world's biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

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When the discovery of the Higgs Boson was announced earlier this year, there's no denying it was exciting news. Well, more so for scientists with the ability to put the find into context. For the average person? It's a bit harder to understand. The find won't be changing our daily lives any time soon... or indeed ever. But the journey to discovering the Higgs Boson? That's reaped a few rewards, as CERN's Troels Petersen explains in this TEDxCopenhagen talk.