While the LHC is temporarily shutdown in preparation for more collisions in February, in the US the Tevatron collides away, cranking out top quarks, and collecting new data every day.  Here’s an interesting tidbit:  the tolerances of these accelerators are so tight that they make pretty good earthquake detectors.  While the Tevatron was running a few nights ago the tilt sensors recorded the earthquake in Haiti happening 1800 miles away,