Scientists Say They’ve Broken The Speed Barrier
Subatomic particles are traveling faster than light, say scientists in Geneva. If true, this would punch a huge hole in Einstein’s theory of relativity.
CERN says a neutrino beam fired from a particle accelerator near Geneva to a lab 454 miles (730 kilometers) away in Italy traveled 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light. Scientists calculated the margin of error at just 10 nanoseconds, making the difference statistically significant. But given the enormity of the find, they still spent months checking and rechecking their results to make sure there was no flaws in the experiment.
The CERN researchers are now looking to the United States and Japan to confirm the results.Click here for reuse options!
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