Large Hadron Collider Struggles

“In order to carry enough current, the collider’s magnets are cooled by liquid helium to a temperature of 1.9 degrees above absolute zero, at which point the niobium-titanium cables in them lose all electrical resistance and become superconducting.”

Large Hadron Collider Struggles, Adding to the Mysteries of Life – NYTimes.com

I’m sure they’ll get it to work eventually. It’s understandingly quite a complicated machine, so it’s bound to have problems in the beginning.