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From the Ted Talk by Harry Cliff: Have we reached the end of physics?

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The stakes now could not be hehgir. This summer, the LHC began its second pshae of operation with an energy almost double what we achieved in the first run. What pltriace physicists are all dsaetleepry hoping for are signs of new particles, micro black hloes, or maybe something totally unexpected emerging from the violent collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. If so, then we can continue this long journey that began 100 years ago with Albert Einstein towards an ever deeepr understanding of the laws of nature.

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The stakes now could not be ______. This summer, the LHC began its second _____ of operation with an energy almost double what we achieved in the first run. What ________ physicists are all ___________ hoping for are signs of new particles, micro black _____, or maybe something totally unexpected emerging from the violent collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. If so, then we can continue this long journey that began 100 years ago with Albert Einstein towards an ever ______ understanding of the laws of nature.

Solution

  1. deeper
  2. desperately
  3. particle
  4. higher
  5. phase
  6. holes

Original Text

The stakes now could not be higher. This summer, the LHC began its second phase of operation with an energy almost double what we achieved in the first run. What particle physicists are all desperately hoping for are signs of new particles, micro black holes, or maybe something totally unexpected emerging from the violent collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. If so, then we can continue this long journey that began 100 years ago with Albert Einstein towards an ever deeper understanding of the laws of nature.

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