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Sadim-Al-Bouncer

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#1 7 years ago

"Light speed is too slow." "Light speed, too slow?" "Yes, we're going to have to go to ludicrous speed." BBC News - Speed-of-light experiments give baffling result at Cern

TLDR: Scientists at CERN measured neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light. If this is true, Einstein's theory of relativity is kablooey, since nothing can travel faster than light. This also could mean time travel is possible.

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#2 7 years ago

We have Warp 10 Mr Paris.

Einstein can't have been that bright then, eh? I am curious though, would such a speed not... change in relation because of Earth's Gravity? I'm no scientist, so forgive my lack of understanding, but they're testing the speed of light (or testing against the speed of light) which would surely change depending on where you started?

We know that gravity slows things down; if we ventured out into space, time as we know it would continue at different speeds for the people on said space ship, and the people back here on Earth, therefore, wouldn't the speed of light also be different, just as everything else would?




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#3 7 years ago

Isn't it neutrinos that (theoretically) travel back in time after a major event? Or something like that.




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#4 7 years ago

I remember talk about the hypothetical existence of particles moving faster than the speed of light called Tachyon's.

What would be difference between faster than light neutrino's and Tachyon's?




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#5 7 years ago

*Reads everything and nods..

Transwarp or quantum slipstream?




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#6 7 years ago

I've never believed light speed was the limit. It's pretty arrogant to assume that is the limit, when humanity can't even send people to the moon for an extended period of time.

But good job CERN, you follow that lead!

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#7 7 years ago
Schofield;5563183I've never believed light speed was the limit. It's pretty arrogant to assume that is the limit

This has always been my belief. Just cause light is the fastest speed we knew of. I always thought that someday something else could beat it.

Just don't go warp 10




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#8 7 years ago

The scientists seem confident these values are accurate and able to be reproduced. If this is the case then they have at least moved towards solving one of the issues regarding space-time.

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What would be difference between faster than light neutrino's and Tachyon's?

Well, one exists and the other doesn't. Like you said, the tachyon's are a hypothetical explanation. I've seen however some scientific articles use the term "tachyonic" neutrinos to describe what the CERN scientists observed, which could mean this would prove tachyons depending on the specifics of the result.




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#9 7 years ago

[SIZE="3"]Wonder whether it'll change things, be an error, or just be a slight nudge to what we think of as some constant or other.[/SIZE]




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#10 7 years ago
Nemmerle;5563333[SIZE="3"]Wonder whether it'll change things[/SIZE]

It'll definitely change people's views on Einstein.=p