Saturday, June 09, 2012

Nope, no faster than light neutrinos here

Discovery was an error

The same scientists who announced they had observed a beam of neutrinos traveling slightly faster than light have a new finding: Never Mind. The discovery was due to a faulty element in the fiber-optic timing system, but the thing to remember is that science worked the way it should.  Results were published and debated, other labs tried to replicate them, and repeated experiments by the original lab pinned down the anomaly.  Science triumphs.

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