Thursday, September 22, 2011

Caught on Red Light Camera? CERN Finds Particle Traveling Faster than Speed of Light.

The theoretical speed limit for all things in the universe has apparently been broken.  CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research have clocked neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light.

According to an AP report:
"CERN says a neutrino beam fired from a particle accelerator near Geneva to a lab 454 miles (730 kilometers) away in Italy traveled 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light. Scientists calculated the margin of error at just 10 nanoseconds, making the difference statistically significant. But given the enormous implications of the find, they still spent months checking and rechecking their results to make sure there was no flaws in the experiment."
If this can be verified it will change the way we understand physics and rethink the laws of nature. 

My hope is this leads to warp drive technology. Star Trek here I come!

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