Skip to comments.CERN scientists 'break the speed of light'
Posted on 09/22/2011 6:57:08 PM PDT by danielmryan
Scientists said on Thursday they recorded particles travelling faster than light - a finding that could overturn one of Einstein's fundamental laws of the universe.
Antonio Ereditato, spokesman for the international group of researchers, said that measurements taken over three years showed neutrinos pumped from CERN near Geneva to Gran Sasso in Italy had arrived 60 nanoseconds quicker than light would have done.
"We have high confidence in our results. We have checked and rechecked for anything that could have distorted our measurements but we found nothing," he said. "We now want colleagues to check them independently."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
One question comes to mind: why didn't the neutrinos travel backwards in time? Or did they, adding to their speed?
Interesting article. As it turns out, they ordered the particles from Dominos, they did actually arrive that fast, but a teenaged driver killed a family of 4 getting them there. Sort of a mixed bag of results.
OH SURE ... but how does that effect Man Made Global Warming?
We only want Important stuff not this nano second BS
Scientists should do “Stuff to Save the Planet”
“We have high confidence in our results. We have checked and rechecked for anything that could have distorted our measurements but we found nothing,”
This from the guys who recently came up with this:
“There is a new measurement of the size of the proton and it turns out that protons are smaller than we thought they were.”
“We now want colleagues to check them independently.”
How do they do that without the same equipment?
Pizza On Time!
I heard you get faster delivery now because they FAX you the pizza.
The funny part is that it still tastes the same.
OMG, I’ve got to post this to FreeRepublic! Oh, wait...
Lol, that’s literally what went through my mind when I saw your thread.
Nice find. Very interesting. Thanks for posting. :-)
Heck, all you need is a radar gun and a cop wearing a protective suit made of unobtanium.
Call me a luddite, but Albert's mathematics have stood the test of many times (no pun intended).
So now we are made up of even less stuff than we thought.
amazing and wow ...
What I want to know is how did they ‘tag’ the neutrinos so that they could differentiate them from all the other neutrinos that are running laps around CERN?
Maybe it’s not the neutrinos that are going faster, it’s just that light has slowed down.
Well, there are plenty of cases in which particles can go faster than light, in the sense that in certain mediums, neutrinos can pass through without interaction while photons do not. Take for instance a neutrino leaving the core of the Sun. The neutrino will leave the photosphere of the Sun before the light energy from the core will. Why? The neutrino will hardly interact, if at all, with any of the matter within the Sun’s interior, while the light will get absorbed and re-emitted. I will assume that this article is referring to the speed of light in a vacuum, however, and feel that that is probably an improvement. However, I would like to hear on the news if we can ever develop some way of moving matter through hyperspace, or something of the sort, so that we can go faster than light and visit other Stars. But then again, that’s my sci-fi/fantasy section of my brain running again!
Guess I can skip that diet I was on.
Looks like these Neutrinos traveled about 6,000 meters a second faster than light. I wonder if they could tell which direction time flows with these particles?
Heck, we Americans new way back in the early seventies that those new Torinos were fast.
I wish Ford hadn’t quit making them.
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