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An exhibition featuring one of the world's greatest experiments opens in Manchester

Inside the Atlas research facility
The research facility Atlas of CERN in Geneva. Credit: : Rainer Jensen/DPA/Press Association Images

An exhibition of one of the greatest scientific experiments of our time opens in Manchester.

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is the first stop in a tour of the Large Hadron Collider exhibition.

It 'transports' visitors into a virtual a tour of the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva.

Professor Brian Cox at National Television awards
Professor Brian Cox at National Television Awards. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Brian Cox, Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester, has a cameo role in the critically acclaimed exhibition.

He said,

"I'm looking forward to seeing Collider open in Manchester, not just because it's my home town.

In the exhibition I only get to be the tea boy, but I can tell you that CERN is an extraordinary place, and the exhibition team have done a great job of capturing the excitement, awe and wonder of the LHC and particle physics."

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Asteroids 'causing nuclear-scale explosions above Earth'

Powerful asteroids hitting the Earth's atmosphere caused 26 nuclear-scale explosions between 2000 and 2013, including one that was much stronger than the atom bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, a report has found.

Artist's impression of the asteroid belt surrounding the star Vega, the second brightest star in the northern night sky Credit: PA/Nasa

The findings came from the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation, a global infrasound network that detects nuclear weapon detonations and recorded the impacts over 13 years.

Most explosions occurred too high in the atmosphere to cause any serious damage on Earth but "the only thing preventing a catastrophe from a ‘city-killer’-sized asteroid has been blind luck," said former astronaut Ed Lu as he revealed the data at the Museum of Flight in Seattle today, NBC reported.

Mr Lu added that while large asteroids have been detected, "less than 10,000 of the more than a million dangerous asteroids with the potential to destroy an entire major metropolitan area have been found."

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100 new jobs at Bentley in Crewe

Bentley Motors Credit: PA

Bentley motors are creating 100 new jobs at their headquarters in Crewe.

The factory is to become a centre of excellence for Volkswagen W12 engine production.

W12 engine Credit: Bentley

Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, said: “This is an important step, not just for Bentley but also for the UK manufacturing sector.

This W12 centre of excellence is recognition of the long standing engine manufacturing expertise we have that has resulted in performance improvements across the model ranges over recent years.

The production of this advanced engine and its future generations will bring new technologies and skills to Crewe.”

Jodrell's new telescopes will stretch to Australia

The beginnings of the new array in the Australian desert Credit: PA

Jodrell Bank's new telescope array is being built in Australia and South Africa.

The Square Kilometre Array will be run from the observatory in Cheshire, combining signals from telescopes across the southern hemisphere.

Scientists will use the SKA to survey space faster and deeper than ever before. It will also be the biggest array of its kind in the world.

Millions for Jodrell Bank to study 'galactic evolution'

Jodrell Bank to be HQ for new radio telescope Credit: PA

The government is investing £100m in the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, to scan the skies for clues to the evolution of the galaxy.

Jodrell will become the headquarters of a new radio telescope network called the Square Kilometre Array.

Science Minister, David Willets said: “Investment in science is a crucial part of this government’s long-term economic plan. It’s about investing in our future, helping grow new industries and create more jobs – and that will mean more financial security for people across the country.”

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Beth Tweddle backs bid to make internet 'safer'

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle is pledging their support for the day organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre

The bronze medallist from Cheshire was the target of sexist abuse on Twitter, urged web users to report trolls bullying..

Just 13% of parents in the North West say that they have spoken to their children about how to report concerns online

Commenting on her involvement, Beth said:

"It's really important young people feel safe and empowered online and know how to report anything that upsets them or to tell an adult. It's also vital that parents feel confident enough to discuss online safety with their children."

Today is the 11th Safer Internet Day with the theme 'Let's create a better internet together'.

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