Friday, September 23, 2011
Was Einstein wrong about "c"?
Wow, if this is real....wow! Scientists sent muon neutrinos through the Earth from Switzerland, 732 kilometers down to a detector in Italy, but they arrived too soon. That is, they arrived 20billionths of a second faster than the speed of light....a theoretical impossibility and the cornerstone of modern physics. And they did this 16,000 more times as the stupefied scientists repeated the experiment.
What does it mean you ask? Who knows? Maybe time travel has become slightly more possible if the results hold. Perhaps light-speed space travel could propel man to distant planets whose civilizations we could destroy in order to rape their planet of natural resources and colonize their home. Or perhaps even the gravity field around Michael Moore might not bend space-time so much after all. Whatever, I'm interested in the final assessment of this discovery.