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    Faster than the speed of light!

    Does this change the world of optics as we know it?

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/st...ght-speed.html

    Perhaps....neutrinos clocked, traveling faster than light, faster than 299,792 kps. Did someone say Warp Factor 5.

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    Bazinga!

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    I thought tachyons traveled FTL, too.
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    Read this book if you want to make your mind do the twist-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gra...ign_%28book%29

    The authors theorize you can go faster than the speed of light if there is no time. Such as was present when the universe came into existence (but only for the very briefest of a moment of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    Read this book if you want to make your mind do the twist-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grand_Design_(book)

    The authors theorize you can go faster than the speed of light if there is no time. Such as was present when the universe came into existence (but only for the very briefest of a
    moment of course).
    Time is what keeps everything from happening at once. At the time of the Big Bang, everything did happen at once.

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    follow-up 19.11.2011

    It seems that the folks at INFN have repeated the results of tracking subatomic particles traveling faster that light. Link to CBC story:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/st...neutrinos.html


    Cross-border shopping trip, anyone?

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    So these neutrinos are superluminal--faster than the speed of light.

    Or not.

    I don't know what to believe at this point. Shortly after this neutrinos story broke, there was a brief technical paper that came out about this experiment. Said that the neutrinos really are not going faster than light. Said that the experiment depends on signals from GPS satellites, and that when Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity is correctly applied, taking into account the motion of the GPS satellites, that the neutrinos are actually not going as fast as light.

    I know that more neutrino experiments are planned, so I am sure that we have not had the "last word" on this story.

    "Speedy neutrino mystery likely solved, relativity safe after all"
    http://dvice.com/archives/2011/10/speedy-neutrino.php

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    Here's another new report that brings up the issue of the motion of the GPS satellites:
    http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/...plicated-2189/

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    Another group of scientists weighs in:

    "Study rejects faster than light particles finding"
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AJ0ZX20111120

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    Now...........what are the chances that this could happen! There is a possibility that the measurements arrived at were due to a loose cable connecting a GPS unit to an electronic card in a computer.
    Last edited by uncut; 02-22-2012 at 09:39 PM. Reason: link added

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    I tried to add the link, twice.......no neutrinos!

    Link to CBC story :http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/st...neutrinos.html

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    I didn't read the postings, but I used to build computers (and still build my own) and loose cards and cables happen.
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    Skimlinks is nearly as fast as them neutrinos! Hover over "GPS unit" LOL

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