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Old 09-23-2011, 10:14 AM   #1
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Speed-of-light experiments give baffling result at Cern

BBC News - Speed-of-light experiments give baffling result at Cern

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Puzzling results from Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, have confounded physicists because subatomic particles seem to have beaten the speed of light.

Neutrinos sent through the ground from Cern toward the Gran Sasso laboratory 732km away in Italy seemed to show up a tiny fraction of a second early.

The results - which threaten to upend a century of physics - were put online for scrutiny by other scientists.

In the meantime, the group says it is being very cautious about its claims
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:24 AM   #2
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Warp speed!!! I'll need to share this with Mrs A. Before she dropped out to get a real job, she was doing her dissertation research at SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) on high-energy physics. She dropped out after she realized that if she actually got her PhD, she would be LESS employable than with a Master's.
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^^^ sadly, that's the truth

How long ago was she in SLAC? My ex-roommate is now working in SLAC as a research associate.

BTW, I love it that the time taken to travel is reported to 4 decimal places of accuracy, whereas the error is only a few billionth of a second

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^^^ sadly, that's the truth

How long ago was she in SLAC? My ex-roommate is now working in SLAC as a research associate.

BTW, I love it that the time taken to travel is reported to 4 decimal places of accuracy, whereas the error is only a few billionth of a second
Interesting read.

off topic. Sorry. kit, I've got to say you're looking awesome in your avi. Whatever you're doing, keep it up.
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Interesting read.

off topic. Sorry. kit, I've got to say you're looking awesome in your avi. Whatever you're doing, keep it up.
thanks big val. Slow and steady improvements will hopefully continue
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