I was reading many articles last week about the Higgs Boson discovery and I noticed a passage in one of the articles saying that the accelarator at CERN has been operating at half power since it was put on line. Is that a true statement? Anybody? Do they ever intend on running at full power? If they found the Higgs Boson at half power that implies there may be more interesting discoveries at higher powers, if any. The article also said they intend to shut down CERN for maintenance at the end of the year.