25 Sep '11, 8pm

Breaking the Cosmic Speed Limit: While the speed of light is accurately measured at 299,792,458 metres per sec

Breaking the Cosmic Speed Limit: While the speed of light is accurately measured at 299,792,458 metres per sec

CERN and the LNGS laboratory in Gran Sasso, Italy, has announced news of Einsteinian importance. The old man's well-loved theory has been between a rock and a hard place recently and relativity could now be less of a fact than we thought. While the speed of light is accurately measured at 299,792,458 metres per sec (700 million mph) neutrinos have just been policed at an unexpected higher rate over a 450 mile test. While the rate is a mere 60 nanoseconds faster, the incredible fact is that the speed difference is actually 12,000 mph! The Standard Model (the current basic law of physics) is threatened, even though the speed did seem to be only very slightly exceeded. However, the sanity of scientists may not be threatened at all. There are all kinds of reasons why the result of 15,000 measurements can have been found so lacking in respect to the laws. No-one so far has a si...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/scitech/breaking-cosmic-speed-l...

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