Scientists Claim They've Detected Neutrinos Traveling Faster Than The Speed Of Light

September 22, 2011


Something traveling faster than light itself?! Einstein is spinning in his grave! Jk jk, he was cremated and his ashes scattered. But scientists at CERN (as in, I'm conCERNed about the wack-ass experiments you're always conducting!) claim they've detected subatomic neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light's 299,792,458 meters/second. LIES!

Neutrinos sent through the ground from Cern toward the Gran Sasso laboratory 732km away seemed to show up a tiny fraction of a second early.

The result - which threatens to upend a century of physics - will be put online for scrutiny by other scientists.

"We tried to find all possible explanations for this," said report author Antonio Ereditato of the Opera collaboration.

"We wanted to find a mistake - trivial mistakes, more complicated mistakes, or nasty effects - and we didn't," he told BBC News.

Pfft, let me take a look at these so-called "results". *examining* HA -- right here, Antonio -- you forgot to carry the 3! I swear, scientists these days.

Speed-of-light experiments give baffling result at Cern [bbcnews]

Thanks to joshua m., regular Josh, Rob, jordan (that's three J tipsters!) and Candice, who are all smart enough to know the only thing that could possibly be faster than light is darkness. Know what I'm sayin'? I'm sayin' nighttime is the righttime.

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