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djones520
09-23-2011, 03:25 AM
Puzzling results from Cern, home of the LHC, have confounded physicists - because it appears subatomic particles have exceeded the speed of light.

Neutrinos sent through the ground from Cern toward the Gran Sasso laboratory 732km away seemed to show up a tiny fraction of a second early.

The result - which threatens to upend a century of physics - will be put online for scrutiny by other scientists.

In the meantime, the group says it is being very cautious about its claims.

"We tried to find all possible explanations for this," said report author Antonio Ereditato of the Opera collaboration.

"We wanted to find a mistake - trivial mistakes, more complicated mistakes, or nasty effects - and we didn't," he told BBC News.

"When you don't find anything, then you say 'Well, now I'm forced to go out and ask the community to scrutinise this.'"



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15017484

Warp speed, here we come! :D

megimoo
09-23-2011, 03:38 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15017484

Warp speed, here we come! :DYou'd better shed a lot of mass Jonesy.....:D

fettpett
09-23-2011, 04:16 AM
the rules bend :D quantum mechanics is a crazy ass field with a lot of :eek: moments that weren't expected and still confuse and drive us crazy

txradioguy
09-23-2011, 04:27 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15017484

Warp speed, here we come! :D

The guy is 3 inches taller than me and is 12 pounds lighter.

You missed with the fat joke.