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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    Interesting.

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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    This could be monumental. A high amount of skepticism is necessary for the moment, though. The much more likely possibility is that the researchers made an error somewhere, which is why they're asking for other teams to independently reproduce their findings. However, I'd be lying if I said wasn't excited that the very foundation of physics (that nothing can travel faster than light) could be rocked to its core.

    Here's another article regarding the discovery:
    Roll over Einstein: Law of physics challenged

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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    If this is true, I intend to start experiencing life backward.

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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    If this is true, I intend to start experiencing life backward.
    And I intend to start calling you Benjamin Button.

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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    Great Scott!!



    Now we just have to figure out how to put a leather mule harness over one of those neutrinos and then hang on for dear life and survive the zero-to-faster-than the speed of light in in one quintillionth of a second. Yikes.

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    Sweet, can't wait till they can "go plaid"

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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    I knew that Einstein was an idiot.

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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    It's been a while for me since Physics classes, and the relationship between space + time has always boggled my brain a bit.

    Does this confirm time travel as a theoretical possibility, or am I not understanding this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigredmechanism View Post
    It's been a while for me since Physics classes, and the relationship between space + time has always boggled my brain a bit.

    Does this confirm time travel as a theoretical possibility, or am I not understanding this?
    Well if we want to nit-pick we could always travel through time. Just doing it one-way and only 1 second at a time.

    However if faster than light speed is possible we would at least be able to travel forwards in time at a faster rate than what we do now.
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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman Techie View Post
    Well if we want to nit-pick we could always travel through time. Just doing it one-way and only 1 second at a time.

    However if faster than light speed is possible we would at least be able to travel forwards in time at a faster rate than what we do now.
    This is all true but still, traveling at or just a tad faster than the speed of light is not only slow (relatively speaking in terms of space travel) it is just unwieldy because of the issue of time differential. Even if we could devise a way to work around mass becoming infinitely heavy at the speed of light, it would still be a limiting way of travel. Warp speed and wormholes are the way to go!

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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    Big Deal! Obviously some of you have never ridden with my wife.


    But it won't be long now



    That's really going to hurt the auto industry too.
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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Big Deal! Obviously some of you have never ridden with my wife.


    But it won't be long now



    That's really going to hurt the auto industry too.
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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    Well, folks, Mystery Solved.
    Relativity is safe, for now.

    Those weird faster-than-light neutrinos that CERN thought they saw last month may have just gotten slowed down to a speed that'll keep them from completely destroying physics as we know it. In an ironic twist, the very theory that these neutrinos would have disproved may explain exactly what happened.

    http://dvice.com/archives/2011/10/speedy-neutrino.php
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    Re: We may have broken the speed of light

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Well, folks, Mystery Solved.
    Relativity is safe, for now.
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