Monday, January 23, 2012

This guy might not be 100% right

I'm no means an Einstein hater (do they have those?), just saying E = mc2 might have some evidence against it. Having said ALL that, in Albie's own words, it was just a THEORY*.

Really short version:
During an experiment at CERN, super excited Neutrinos arrived in Italy approx 60 nanoseconds sooner than they should've. Implying that they were traveling faster than the theoretical maximum speed of matter, the speed of light, 299,792,458 m / s (~671 million mph).


From the Digital Journal article:
Physicists at CERN have rerun tests conducted in September which suggested that neutrinos travel faster than light. The latest results are consistent with those of the first received with skepticism after faults were found in the experiment design.
Digital Journal reported that Dr. Bergio Bertolucci and his team of researchers in Gran Sasso announced in September "that neutrinos sent through the ground in the Opera (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tracking Apparatus) experiment were measured as apparently traveling faster than speed of light. In the experiment, neutrinos sent from the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) laboratory in Geneva, to Gran Sasso laboratory 732 kilometers away, appeared to have made the trip faster than the speed of light, showing up in Italy a fraction of a second earlier than expected."

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*and we all know if his brain had access to CERN's current equipment, I'd have a flying Delorean

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