Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results May Be Due to Bad Cables

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    Feb 23, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/neutrinos-faulty-cable/

    The sensational result that neutrinos can travel faster than the speed of light may be undone by nothing more than a simple mechanical error.

    Scientists from the OPERA collaboration at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy have “identified two issues that could significantly affect the reported result,” wrote OPERA spokesman Antonio Ereditato in an email.

    The first issue is a faulty connection of the fiber-optic cable bringing the GPS signal to the experiment’s master clock. The experiment’s GPS may also have been providing the wrong timestamps during synchronization between events.

    “These two issues can modify the neutrino time of flight in opposite directions,” Ereditato wrote.
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    Feb 23, 2012 7:32 AM GMT
    Well that is somewhat disappointing. Seems Einsteins theory is safe..for now.
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    Feb 23, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    I knew time travel was too good to be true. icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 27, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI knew time travel was too good to be true. icon_sad.gif


    Nah, it's just too advanced technologically for us to comprehend it with today's tools.

    If gay people put as much money into time travel as they do fashion then we could have traveled already.
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    Mar 19, 2012 7:07 AM GMT
    http://www.thestatecolumn.com/articles/neutrinos-not-faster-than-speed-of-light-in-new-icarus-experiment/

    It appears that Albert Einstein was probably right when he posited that nothing in the universe can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum.

    According to a press release from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the results of a September experiment, which found that neutrinos could breach the most well-known principle of Einstein’s special theory of relativity, have not been confirmed in a retest by a new group of scientists operating out of the same laboratory.
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    Mar 19, 2012 1:01 PM GMT
    I know how they feel.
    My cable is always messing up. Sometimes there is picture but no sound.








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    Mar 19, 2012 1:59 PM GMT
    Maybe they shoulda called Larry.
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    Mar 19, 2012 2:04 PM GMT
    oh man someone's gonna lose their job icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 19, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    Somehow this is Obam's fault.
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    Mar 19, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    Haaretz saidSomehow this is Obam's fault.


    LOL hahhha

    No seriously its sad they werent able to get the same results again... that would have made it all the more exciting