Annecy

Annecy

Annecy is a city located 35 km south of Geneva. The old city is made of old stone building, during the spring and summer the city is very nicely decorated with lot of flowers. Next to Annecy there is a lake, called, guess what…

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Geneva Motor Show

Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show is an annual exposition where you can find all the new cars, concept cars and car equipment. This show is in Palexpo next to Geneva airport. You can see in this article all the pictures I took during my visit.

To go there you have to buy a ticket at 16 CHF per person.  The show is open from 10 AM to 8 PM during working days, and from 9 AM to 7 PM during the weekend.

Airbus is surprisingly present to this show. In cooperation with Italian design they present their autonomous modular car concept. The system is composed of one capsule (where you can sit inside) and different modules, depending on which transport type you have to use for the trip.

  • Road : 4 wheels plugged to the capsule
  • Train : The capsule is parked in a train
  • Air : An octocopter plugged on the top of the capsule

The only thing you have to do is to book a trip, and all the rest is automatic.

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CMS Detector

CMS Detector

The LHC smashes groups of protons together at close to the speed of light: 40 million times per second and with seven times the energy of the most powerful accelerators built up to now. Many of these will just be glancing blows but some will be head on collisions and very energetic. When this happens some of the energy of the collision is turned into mass and previously unobserved, short-lived particles – which could give clues about how Nature behaves at a fundamental level – fly out and into the detector.

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ATLAS Detector

ATLAS Detector

The largest volume detector ever constructed for a particle collider, ATLAS has the dimensions of a cylinder, 46m long, 25m in diameter, and sits in a cavern 100m below ground. The ATLAS detector weighs 7,000 tonnes, similar to the weight of the Eiffel Tower.

The detector itself is a many-layered instrument designed to detect some of the tiniest yet most energetic particles ever created on earth. It consists of six different detecting subsystems wrapped concentrically in layers around the collision point to record the trajectory

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