Friday, September 23, 2011

Breaking the lightspeed limit?

One thing physicists have agreed on for a long time is that nothing can exceed the speed of light, 292,700 km per second. But researchers in Europe say - very cautiously - that Einstein seems to be wrong. Experimenters at CERN appear to have shown that a beam of neutrinos traveled faster than light. To say this got everyone's attention is an understatement. Is this possible, and, if so, why did no one see it before? The CERN scientists are asking colleagues in other facilities to duplicate the experiment. They only announced it after painstaking checking of their instrumentation.
COMMENT: Wow. My first reaction would be the experiment has to be flawed. But these folks have gone about things the right way, looking for problems and then asking others to try and duplicate their results. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

omegaman66 said...

I am beginning to think that there is no unified theory. No theory of everything. I am beginning to think you can't have one theory that explains quantum stuff AND things bigger than an atom!

This would mean that there would be to totally different laws of physics for quantum vs non quantum. Which is impossible. But as stupid as it sounds I think might be true.

There is nothing that can explain the universe that makes sense. If there is no God then why is there a universe and why has it not run its course and finished already? Doesn't make sense.

If there is a God then why? What! Why is there a God? Doesn't make sense either! Where did God come from... always was.... but why!!!

Science always tries to reverse engineer the universe and world around us to figure out why things are the way they are. But I think things are the way they are because God made the rules so that THIS would happen and that THIS didn't happen because the rules just so happened to be what they are.

Might as well throw out there that I think gravity might be the actual 4th dimension!

Sorry for the ramble but I wanted to put this down in print.