Notes from a Puerto Rican expatriate in the USA. A bit about everything: books, science and technology, arts, travel, music, and --of course-- politics !
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Friday, September 23, 2011
Particles Found to Travel Faster than Speed of Light
This result is not yet conclusive. When something like this happens, a LOT of research, confirmation, requete-confirmation, attempts to duplicate results, etc. must be performed BEFORE they can conclude that those neutrinos were indeed moving at speeds higher than light.
If this observation turns out to be a true discovery, it may require a revision of relativity as it is known today. But most likely it will not overturn it completely. :-)
I am VERY rusty in my fundamental physics, so please forgive me if this opinion turns out to be nonsense X D
PS : if you are interested on reading the original paper where this came out, it's available HERE: