Speed of Light Broken?
Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 A pillar of physics — that nothing can go faster than the speed of light — appears to be smashed by an oddball subatomic particle that has apparently made a giant end run around Albert Einstein's theories. Scientists at the world's largest physics lab said Thursday they have clocked neutrinos traveling faster than light. That's something that according to Einstein's 1905 special theory of relativity — the famous E (equals) mc2 equation — just doesn't happen. If this result were true (it has not been published, and thus not peer-reviewed, yet) then the structure of the world might be very different from what we believe. Einstein's theory of relativity is built on the idea that there is an absolute cosmic speed limit — that light is the thing traveling at this speed is beside the point. Among other things, the existence of that speed limit sets the structure of causality in the Universe. The experiment is called OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus), and lies 1,400 metres underground in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy. The organization, known as CERN, hosted part of the experiment, which is unrelated to their massive $10 billion Large Hadron Collider.The results have so astounded researchers that American and Japanese scientists have been asked to verify the results before they are confirmed as a discovery. Scientists agree if the results are confirmed, that it would force a fundamental rethink of the laws of physics. http://platonicconception.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/lhc.jpg http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15017484 http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/story/2011-09-22/particle-travels-faster-than-speed-of-light/50518790/1 http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/09/22/140713791/scientists-report-breaking-the-speed-of-light-but-can-it-be-true http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8783011/Speed-of-light-broken-by-scientists.html http://www.universetoday.com/89135/breaking-the-speed-of-light/ http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-09/baffling-cern-results-show-neutrinos-moving-faster-speed-light