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22-02-2012, 05:21 PM
Neutrinos traveling faster than light maybe be wrong
According to this article, it may have just bee a loose cable...

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012...-cable.ars

It would have been neat to find out that some things CAN travel faster than light.
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22-02-2012, 05:27 PM
RE: Neutrinos traveling faster than light maybe be wrong
I'm actually glad they found a mistake now than for us to spend years searching for an answer that isn't there. It's a good thing that science can prove itself false. It keeps us accurate in our findings.

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22-02-2012, 05:30 PM
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(22-02-2012 05:27 PM)germanyt Wrote:  I'm actually glad they found a mistake now than for us to spend years searching for an answer that isn't there. It's a good thing that science can prove itself false. It keeps us accurate in our findings.

No doubt, it's a good thing that the mistake was made.. but my sci-fi self still holds this tiny hope that some day we'll come up with a way to travel the universe faster than light. Big Grin
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22-02-2012, 05:35 PM
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I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed.

It would have had some really cool implications if faster than light travel was possible!
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22-02-2012, 11:18 PM
RE: Neutrinos traveling faster than light maybe be wrong
Yeah, I was quite sad when I read this one... But then again, it is possible that this too is a mistake. The only problem now is that BOTH results have to be tested again - the first one, with the speed and all, and the second one, with the cables. There is still hope! Big Grin

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23-02-2012, 12:37 AM
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(22-02-2012 05:35 PM)Ben Wrote:  I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed.

It would have had some really cool implications if faster than light travel was possible!
Noway, if they confirmed this it would scare me....it would be like pie stopping.
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23-02-2012, 01:00 AM
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(22-02-2012 05:21 PM)kineo Wrote:  According to this article, it may have just bee a loose cable...

Typical IT department!

When I have problems with loose cables, data transfer is slower not faster so maybe I should recruit their cable guys.
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23-02-2012, 08:18 AM
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Not gonna lie...

I am disappoint Sad

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23-02-2012, 11:09 AM
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(23-02-2012 12:37 AM)mysticjbyrd Wrote:  
(22-02-2012 05:35 PM)Ben Wrote:  I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed.

It would have had some really cool implications if faster than light travel was possible!
Noway, if they confirmed this it would scare me....it would be like pie stopping.

But if... if pie stopped, then how would we consume pumpkins with our Thanksgiving meals in America?! We're doomed! Sad
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24-02-2012, 06:09 AM
RE: Neutrinos traveling faster than light maybe be wrong
Faster than light particles (or tachyons) are not the death knell to relativity that many people think it is. The current (albeit hotly debated) theory doesn't rule out particles that can move faster than light, but particles that can accelerate faster than light. Tachyons are theoretical particles that move faster than light, but they always move faster than light, and in fact can not slow down to subluminal speeds, much like how sublimuninal particles can not accerate to superluminal speeds.
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