Einstein’s gonna be pissed.
I tried looking up this information, but found nothing much: what makes light travel at any given speed; what governs it? Is it the maximum speed of an electron in orbit around a nucleus?
Everyone be sure to keep this in mind the next time some blowhard claims that “the science is settled” regarding global warming.
So? The speed of light is something most people will never grasp. Of the few who can, most of them don’t care. It is interesting to a miniscule portion of the planet, just something else for the 99% to protest.
I’ve never believed in the light-speed limit. Ever.
Not that I had a scientific reason for it....it just sounds stupid to me.
It’d be cool if the experiments are confirmed by other teams: I don’t mind being right for no reason other than I totally guessed the answer.....
Next Wednesday afternoon on the interstates leaving Atlanta the cops won't bother pulling over anyone doing less than that.
Quite right. This second experiment presumably measures time-of-flight in the same way as the first one did - and I'm betting there's an incorrect assumption (or perhaps subtle equipment malfunction) in that measurement.
Proves at least what I have always thought could happen, is that we could actually be going down a branch of physics that, however suitable for many purposes, is actually a rabbit trail.
Should this be accepted as good data, it opens up a whole new debate as to how did this happen, who did what and why, is this similar to the East Anglia debacle, to further one’s own carrer, political, etc.
I’ve never bought into the SOL limit.
What does Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory” have to say about this?
“Men make plans...God laughs”
This is how science is supposed to be done. Get a result. Try to determine how it could be in error. Fix that. Get the result again. Get a different team with a different set of equipment. Replicate the experiment. Compare the data. Check, question, recheck.
Now, compare that to how "Climate Science" is done. Invent a hypothesis. If the data do not support the hypothesis, discard the data. If anyone questions the hypothesis, label him/her a "Denier" and refuse to let him/her publish. Design a computer model to "confirm" the hypothesis. Refuse to let anyone see the code for the model.
Have they accounted for the GPS errors? The GPS satellites have relavistic errors in the same range as the apparent ‘faster than light’ measurement; which would explain why they seem ‘faster than the speed of light’ but aren’t.
If your accurate clocks are skewed by 32 nanoseconds, due to GPS relativistic errors, this will more than make up for the reported increase.
These experiments were not carried out in a vacuum. Other particles, which are less affected by the material around them - such as neutrinos - may well move faster than light in that partular medium.
Given that something can move faster than the speed of light ... might be used to look back in time. What we see NOW is always something that happened in the past
Folks, we're looking at technology that might provide humans with time travel observations, the ability to see things that happened in the past.
And, perhaps, the future?