Neutrinos are NOT Faster Then Light

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Posted June 11, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

Whoops!

The old record for speed is still firmly in place.

New results from CERN today would appear to confirm that last year’s findings by the OPERA experiment which appeared to suggest that neutrinos could travel faster than light were incorrect (Photo: Simone Cortesi) Found at gizmag.com

New results from CERN today would appear to confirm that last year’s findings by the OPERA experiment which appeared to suggest that neutrinos could travel faster than light were incorrect. A faulty element of the experiment’s fiber optic timing system has been cited by CERN as a likely cause for the error.

Disappointed? Me too but what can ya do. I do not think this means that faster than light speed is
un-achievable, it’s just not happening on it’s own.

I have faith that we will be zipping around the Milky Way at faster then light speed soon. Maybe even soon enough that my daughter who is now 13 weeks old could be the captain of a star ship (more on that) that is doing just that.

Despite repeating the process 15,000 times with consistent findings, the OPERA team cautioned skepticism until the results could be independently verified and invited scientists to investigate the study’s findings.

In order to arrive at these new results, the flight of neutrinos passing once again from CERN to the Gran Sasso Laboratory was measured, this time with four separate experiments, Borexino, ICARUS, LVD and OPERA. On this occasion, each of the experiments provided results which were consistent with the speed of light having not been exceeded. The episode apparently brings to a close one of the more exciting potential findings deriving from the CERN laboratory which hosts over two thousand full-time employees.

read more at gizmag.com

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