Friday, September 23, 2011

CERN: Neutrinos are faster than the speed of light

Spool-up the FTL drives.
Scientists are shocked at the new discovery which shakes the bedrock of modern physics.
There are things that travel faster than the speed of light.
This is the seemingly impossible result of the OPERA experiment in which the subatomic particles, neutrinos are shown to be faster than the speed of light and are confounding researchers at CERN and elsewhere.
The OPERA neutrino oscillation experiment produces streams of neutrinos that are directed to the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy. 
The tiny particles have been shot from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland to to the Gran Sasso Labs in Italy over 730 km (400 mi.) away. It just so happens to arrive earlier than what’s thought possible. It was measured to be about 60 nanoseconds faster- much sooner than a beam of light traveling that same distance. 
Such an observation, if verified, would have enormous implications in our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature. This would also be a direct challenge to the foundations of Einstein’s theory that has been the cornerstone of theoretical physics for over a century.
There could be errors in their calculations of course. And the scientists at CERN are soliciting other researchers around the world to verify their findings for any potential errors or irregularities.
On the other hand, if the results could be proven correct, this would then require a complete revamping of modern-day understanding of the “Special Theory of Relativity” based on the fundamental law that nothing can move faster than the speed of light.
So, if there is something that is not thoroughly understood occurring in Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat, it may just be further evidence that we don't know everything - yet.
Just the beginning in the unraveling of the "old way" of thinking and the beginning of the New Era of science.

1 comment:

  1. Einstein theory is great as he told that nothing is absolute, but even 100 hundred years after the scientist are unable to accept it. Still believing in absolutes. As almost all sceptics and pseudoscientist.