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Researchers at CERN break “The Speed of Light”

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by We Never Know, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. We Never Know

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    Yet to be confirmed.
     
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  3. We Never Know

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    Everything is always to be confirmed.

    "We have high confidence in our results. We have checked and rechecked for anything that could have distorted our measurements but we found nothing," he said. "We now want colleagues to check them independently."
     
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    It seems that anytime humans make a hard and fast rule, it does not survive...

    This is no surprise to me.
     
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    Wow. So if this is confirmed, how much of what we have learned will have to be revised. Exciting times we live in.
     
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  6. beenherebeforeagain

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    I seem to remember hearing something like this before from scientists at CERN, a few years ago...turned out that a cable wasn't connected properly...

    ...so we'll see...
     
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    Likely not over turn, but maybe add a new dimension to the behavior of particles in the Quantum world if true. It is most likely that the speed limit in the macro world will likely remain at the speed of light.
     
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  8. We Never Know

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    I remember reading that too.
     
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    If it's true, it will be something we thought wasn't possible. So it will shake things up a bit.
     
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  11. Augustus

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    Just turn it off then back on again. That usually fixes it.
     
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    I'm trying to figure out if this is just a report of the Opera results from a few years ago. If so, it has been explained.

    In the previous report, scientists asked the community to explain some anomalous results suggesting neutrinos were going faster than light. it was discovered that a cable was adding a slight delay in a circuit measuring the time and that caused the error.

    Is this a *new* report or is it just the old report re-told?

    /E: Too much coincidence. This is a re-teeling of the old result and has been shown to be wrong.

    Sorry. I remember the hubub when the previous report came out. The lesson is that these things are *very* easy to mess up.
     
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    The hypothetical faster then the speed of light has been around a while for the Quantum World.
     
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    That is a very different thing. In QM, there is no actual information that moves faster than light. There are correlations between things widely separated, but the correlation is set up and propagates slower than light.
     
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    Click the links... april fools.
     
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    I remember reading the last one as well. This article is dated Saturday, April 13, 2019 so I'm thinking it's a new claim.
     
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    Too many overlaps. I'd like to see other confirmation that this same team is making the same claim and again asking the community for help. And it does appear to be the same team, etc.
     
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