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    Default Speed of light 'broken' by scientists

    Speed of light 'broken' by scientists



    It was Albert Einstein, no less, who proposed more than 100 years ago that nothing could travel faster than the speed of light.

    But last night it emerged that the man who laid the foundations for the laws of nature may have been wrong.


    The science world was left in shock when workers at the world’s largest physics lab announced they had recorded subatomic particles travelling faster than the speed of light.

    If the findings are proven to be accurate, they would overturn one of the pillars of the Standard Model of physics, which explains the way the universe and everything within it works.

    Einstein’s theory of special relativity, proposed in 1905, states that nothing in the universe can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. But researchers at the CERN lab near Geneva claim they have recorded neutrinos, a type of tiny particle, travelling faster than the barrier of 186,282 miles (299,792 kilometers) per second.

    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.

    Antonio Ereditato, spokesman for the researchers, said: “We have high confidence in our results. We have checked and rechecked for anything that could have distorted our measurements but we found nothing.”Scientists agree if the results are confirmed, that it would force a fundamental rethink of the laws of physics.John Ellis, a theoretical physicist, said Einstein’s theory underlies “pretty much everything in modern physics”.

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    Default Re: Speed of light 'broken' by scientists

    Wow, that is awesome news, although i don't have any idea, why breaking the speed of light is a great discovery.

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    Default Re: Speed of light 'broken' by scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruβαβ View Post
    although i don't have any idea, why breaking the speed of light is a great discovery.
    If the findings are proven to be accurate, they would overturn one of the pillars of the Standard Model of physics, which explains the way the universe and everything within it works.

    Einstein’s theory of special relativity, proposed in 1905, states that nothing in the universe can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. But researchers at the CERN lab near Geneva claim they have recorded neutrinos, a type of tiny particle, travelling faster than the barrier of 186,282 miles (299,792 kilometers) per second.

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    Default Re: Speed of light 'broken' by scientists

    dont worry eita vul promanito hobe soon. emon kono discovery jeita beshi drastic hobe, puro science world ke change kore dibe , amamder current belive gulake wrong proman korbe, seisob discovery world science associations konodino jonosommuke aste dey na, dibe na.eita century dore hoye astese.

    every law of physics will become obsolete if something can travel faster than speed of light . and earth now is not ready for a change like this. it will create chaos, may even break the society itself. so even if it is true , we will never know it.cause people behind the curtain will make sure the world stays just as it is now.

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    Default Re: Speed of light 'broken' by scientists

    According to the big bang theory, after its creation, for a few moments the universe does expand faster than the speed of light. The scientists are cool with that.

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